4-H Youth Development
Currently fifth grade 4-H lessons are taught in 30 elementary schools in Clayton County. 4-H staff introduces 4-H to fifth graders at the beginning of the year and continues meeting with each class once a month until May. Below you will find an overview of the 4-H program in the 5th grade classes and individual lesson plans.
Fifth Grade Club Meeting Lesson Plans
- Welcome to 4-H
- Knock-Out (4-H) Projects/Public Speaking
- Financial Sector
- Information Technology
- Government & Public Administration
Cloverleaf County Council
Cloverleaf 4-H’ers are able to participate outside of their school’s 4-H lessons by attending a monthly meeting at our 4-H office in Jonesboro. We meet every second Tuesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. During Cloverleaf County Council students are able to meet other Cloverleafs from around the county, participate in other educational lessons, community service, and learn about other opportunities for their age group.
4-H’ers are encouraged to complete a speech with at least 1-2 posters on any topic of their
choice. 5th grade 4-H’ers are exposed to projects during the Knock Out Projects lesson inNovember or December. During this lesson fifth graders learn about what a 4-H Project is and how to complete one.
After completion of the project 4-H’ers are able to compete at their school to earn a spot to District Project Achievement which is in Douglasville, GA on a Saturday in February. Transportation is provided to and from District Project Achievement by Clayton County 4-H along with a reward trip that will be announced at a later date.
Cloverleaf County Project Achievement (Oratorical Competition)
Saturday, January 16, 2016
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (Oratorical Competition)
Saturday, February 6, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Those 4-H'ers that participate in DPA in Douglasville will receive a free reward trip. TBD
How to Get Started?
Step #1: Click the link above and select Cloverleaf Project Achievement
Step #2: Select Cloverleaf Project List and chose a category that interests you. You can create a topic that is related to your category
For example: Project: Archaeology/Topic: Mummies
Step #3: After selecting a topic think of three main topics that are most important to help the audience understand your topic.
Step #4: Use an outline to help you organize your presentation. The following pages are helpful when planning your project and posters:
- Cloverleaf Speech Tips
- Example Outline
- Example Planning Page
- Blank Outline Form and Poster Planning Form
Step #5: Write out your presentation and put it on index cards.
Step #6: Prepare your visual aids (posters, props, etc.)
Step #7: Practice your demonstration: take a deep breath and begin with a smile.
Cloverleaf Camp is for 5th & 6th grade 4-H'ers. In 2015, Clayton County will attend Rock Eagle 4-H Center during one week in June 2015. The total cost is TBA. Cloverleaf 4-H’ers have a blast at the weeklong overnight camp where they attend educational classes of their choice, meet camp counselors, and new friends.