This fall, you are being offered a FREE, grant-sponsored interactive classroom activity around Preventing Wasted Food. It will assist you in meeting Common Core ELA Standards and Next Generation Science Standards (details below).
This is available through the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s new project, No Food Left Behind, under funding from Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED UNTIL SPRING 2019.
WHAT IS IT?
- Eco-EduTainment, a 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 her at public library performances in the past.
- The activity gets kids moving and gets them thinking.
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 wellbeing 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 your fifth graders will get later this school year, where they will also be working on reducing wasted food.
Presentations are performed in English, and printed materials will be available in both English and Spanish. ALL Corvallis schools with 5th graders are welcome – public, charter, private.
The No Food Left Behind team looks forward to serving your students!