No Food Left Behind received grant funding to create FREE remote-learning curriculum for your students about preventing wasted food at home!
This “Eco-Edutainment” curriculum is in the form of short, interactive, fun and musical remote-learning chapters, which will help you meet Common Core ELA Standards and Next Generation Science Standards (details below).
It should be available for 509J teachers in February 2021. For more information or to sign up, click here!
WATCH THE 3-MINUTE PROMO HERE:
WHAT CAN TEACHERS EXPECT?
- Eco-EduTainment is a smart, fun way for students to learn why and how to reduce wasted food, to help save money and the planet!
- Local musician and experienced educator, Magic Mama (Kjersten Hallin) leads the activities; you may have caught Magic Mama at past public library performances.
- Whether viewed remotely or in the classroom, the activities can get kids moving and gets them thinking!
- It will be offered in (4) 20-minute chapters along with a Teachers’ Guide, with lots of resources teachers may want to explore further.
- HERE is an example song, called “Food: Too Good to Waste”
HOW IT HELPS TEACHERS:
Students will be engaged in songs, critical thinking and creative problem solving using cross-cutting concepts integrating science, music, math, health and language arts. The concepts we will work with address several core standards within NGSS and STEM (NGSS: 3-5-ETS1-1 / 4-ESS3.A / 5-ESS3-1, and MU.1.CR1.5):
- interdependent relationships in ecosystems
- cycles of matter and energy transfer in ecosystems
- converting percentages to fractions and analyzing graphs
- musically improvising ideas with rhythm and melody
- promoting healthy eating habits
Activities will reinforce comprehension and collaboration as well as the expression of ideas using arts as communication, a means to well-being and community engagement. The lesson is also an introduction to Social Science education that begins in sixth grade, helping students develop as rational, humane and productive citizens and conscious consumers.
It also ties in nicely with the OMSI Outdoor School experience students may have later in the school year, where they will also work on reducing wasted food.
Presentations are performed in English, and printed materials will be available in both English and Spanish. ALL Corvallis 4th and 5th grade classes are welcome – public, charter, private.