The goal of the long-term project:
To invest time, resources, and energy into creation of an outdoor learning and play space on the Barrows Elementary School campus. The final product is likely 3-4 years away, but will include a outdoor garden beds with curriculum-based themes, "adopt a spot" spaces for classrooms, classroom learning area, a "maker space" that includes resources for creating engineering opportunities, creative play space, visual and performance based art installations, environmental/ecology focused components, and more.
Thank you Reading Education Foundation for providing the first step towards meeting this goal here at Barrows Elementary!
Key curriculum connections include:
- Life Cycles (plant and animal)
- Ecosystems (biotic and abiotic features)
- Seasons and Seasonal Changes
- Inquiry and engineering design
- Observation skills (using your senses)
- Water Cycle
Remember, REF is the same organization that funded the Document Cameras last year that are utilized by staff across curriculum and grades! http://barrowselementary.blogspot.com/2014/07/document-cameras-from-ref.html