Need something EASY & FUN
for your students?
Something to just PLUG AND PLAY?
Announcing FREE video lessons about preventing wasted food at home...
In English AND Spanish
WATCH A 3-MINUTE PROMO HERE:
FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS*:
Fill out this 2-minute form (LINK TBA) and WIN a Zero Waste Bento Box and a free in-classroom compost pail!
*Classroom or home school must be serving students in the Corvallis area.
Available in Spring 2022:
- Teachers signing up will receive detailed Teachers Guide / Lesson Plan to accompany videos
- Allows deeper dives into specific issues related to preventing wasted food, like climate change
- Printable materials and closed captioning is available in both languages
- Available to ALL 4th and 5th grade classes - public, charter, private and home-school
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 get them thinking!
- HERE is an example song, called "Food: Too Good to Waste"
HOW IT HELPS MEET TEACHER GOALS:
These videos help educators meet Common Core ELA Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
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 videos are also introductions to Social Science education that begins in sixth grade, helping students develop as rational, humane and productive citizens and conscious consumers.
NFLB's Eco-Edutainment also ties in nicely with the OMSI Outdoor School experience students may have later in the school year, where they will be working on reducing wasted food.