Hello and welcome to my classroom website! Chesnut here and I am so excited to welcome you to the Cordova High Agriculture department! I look forward to working with you while bringing my high energy, hands on, unique teaching style to the students at Cordova. Go Lancers!
Congrats to our 2022-2023 Cordova FFA Officer Team!
President- Colton Trotter
Vice President- Piper Duffey
Secretary- Alexis Sharratt
Reporter- Sophia Mendoza
Treasurer- Alyssa Gonzales
Sentinel- Suri Haro
HUGE CONGRATS TO OUR CORDOVA FFA FORESTRY TEAM WHO PLACED 5TH IN TEAM EVENT AT THE STATE FINALS COMPETION!!!
TALK TO YOUR ADVISORS ASAP ABOUT COMPETING THIS YEAR!
Congratulations to all students who participated in the
Sacramento Section Public Speaking Contest!!!
These students have been practicing for months to prepare for this public speaking contest. Their dedication and achievement is admirable and they proudly represented the Cordova FFA Chapter on February 10th and 11th
Audrey Cole: Creed
Alyssa Gonzales: Creed
Claire Pearce: Impromptu
Shelby Graham: Job Interview
GREAT JOB LANCERS! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!!
Congratulations to all students who participated in the
Arbuckle Field Day!!!
Freshmen Khamille Nadone and Audrey cole competed in the Best Informed Greenhand Contest.
Khamille was 6th place overall individual and 1st place in the multiple choice section of the test.
Freshmen Audrey Cole competed in the FFA Creed Recital.
Audrey placed 44th out of 98 participants, TOP HALF!!
Junior Shelby Graham competed in the Job Interview contest.
Sophomores Claire Pearce and Colton Trotter and Junior Shelby Graham competed in the Agriculture Marketing Co-Op contest.
Co-Op team placed 6th out of 23 teams.
Students are currently preparing to compete at the Tulelake
Field Day on Wednesday February 17th. Wish them luck as
they gear up to compete in the best informed greenhand
contest and agriculture marketing co-op!
Below are pictures from our FFA events!
All of my courses utilize google classroom and the remind app, information for each class period is listed below. Please note** only join the class period that you are enrolled in.
Google Classroom Spring Semester Codes
Period 1 Sustainable Agriculture:TBD
Period 2 Sustainable Agriculture: TBD
Period 3 Introduction to Animal Science:TBD
Period 4 Sustainable Agriculture:TBD
Period 5 Advanced Animal Science:TBD
Period 6 Advanced Agriscience Capstone: TBD
Remind App Code For Students
Sustainable Agriculture: @chesag1
Intro to Animal Science: @chesanimal
Advanced Animal Science: @chesadvan
Advanced Agriscience: @cheshonors
Cordova FFA: @chs-ffa22
Today’s FFA week activity is a Quizizz!! Get FFA Credit and win ag bucks!!! The link for the Quizizz is this is the link : https://quizizz.com/join?gc=10046428 the code is 23731164
To receive credit you must login with your school email and remember to fill out the club form afterwards.
February is awesome because at the end of the month it is NATIONAL FFA WEEK! Woohoo!!! That being said, there will not be a february meeting. Instead the Cordova FFA Officer Team is excited to invite you to participate in activities each day at lunch/afterschool for the entire week!
See you Feb 22- 26 Lancers! Non-FFA members are more than welcome to come participate so invite your friends!
ATTENTION!! Grading period ends FRIDAY 2/5. As a reminder late work is not accepted after 1 week past due date so any late work from last week/this week must be submit no later than Friday at 5pm. Let me know if you have any questions.
Cordova FFA is on the social media! Add us to stay up to date on all the latest happenings in the chapter!
Remind App: @chsag20
Facebook: Cordova FFA
Phone: 916-294-2450 ext:810382
*I will be updating grades on Google Classroom weekly. PowerSchool grades will only be updated immeditaly prior to grade reports. Please refer to your students Google Classroom for the most current grades. I thank you for your patience and please know I can be reached to discuss your students grades whenenver you like :)
Areas of Instruction
In the 2022-2023 school year I will be instructing the following lab courses:
* Sustainable Agriculture (meets biology requirement)
* Animal Science 1 (Introduction to Animal Science, Animal Anatomy, Intro to Veterinary Medicine)
* Animal Science 2 (Advanced Animal Science, Nutrition, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science)
* Advanced Interdisciplinary Agriscience- **Honors level course** (Food/Animal/Plant Science, Natural Resources, Research and Internship)
Donations are always appreciated
The following are items that we commonly go through during the school year. I try to provide a class set, but donations are always greatly appreciated in these consumables.
- Art supplies (markers, colored pencils, glue sticks, scissors)
- Clorox wipes
- Kleenex tissues
- Sticky notes
- Construction paper- white or colored
- Easel Pad paper (work great for poster projects)
Degrees and Certifications:
Education University of Nevada, Reno B.S. Agriculture Science Emphasis on Rangeland Ecology & Wildlife Management Teachers College of San Joaquin Credential in Agriculture Education M.Ed S.T.E.M.
My door is always open to students, parents and staff. I like to bring the real world into my classroom as much as possible teach through realia and hands on instruction. My classes are rigorous yet exciting and I try to inspire a sense of wonder in all my students. We will discuss concepts as they pertain to agriculture as well as STEM in an investigative environment. All of my classes will be centered around Google Classroom, links can be found in the "helpful links" tab.
Some fun facts about me:
- I have worked as a mechanical bull operator
- Raise cattle and rabbits
-I spend my summers living out of my truck in the mountains and work on cattle ranches in Wyoming and Colorado
- FFA American Degree recipient
- Family has been farming same land for 100+ years
- I love ALL music from heavy metal to opera to underground rap and everything in between.
- Tacos are life
- I have pet cats and chickens(and yes, each chicken has her own name)
- I play in an adult volleyball and softball league and live for weight lifting in the gym.