K-5 Social Studies Newsletter
Office of Teaching and Learning 614-365-5727
CCS Professional Development Opportunities
Community Garden/ Outdoor Learning Lab PD
Choose only one of the following Dates:
October 3, 4,or 5
Linmoor Education Center
2001 Hamilton Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
This PD is for the schools that signed up last spring for the garden initiative only. At this PD the point person for each school will receive the materials and information to take back to their schools to implement the cool weather crops that will be harvested in the spring. (Sign up is now available on CIMS).
A Fun Opportunity For Teachers: Franklin Park Conservatory Educator Open House
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 5–6:30pm
Looking for innovative and fun educational experiences for your students? Meet the education staff of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at an informal gathering to learn about the unique, standards-based, hands-on programs that are offered. Along with fellow educators, enjoy cocktails while sampling delicacies that are featured in the Conservatory's cooking classes. Get details about school field trip opportunities and The Fairchild Challenge: a program for high school students.
Happy Hour & Tastings
Optional Tour of Conservatory
RSVP by Monday, September 25
(You will need to email Jeannie Wycinski because the event is not on the website)
Inside the Social Studies Website
The best way to access your grade level materials and resources is to go to the CCS Social Studies Instructional Resource Portal:
Reading Quest, http://www.readingquest.org/strat/
This link has a long list of various graphic organizers including some old favorites like Venn Diagrams, or a newer one like "The Inquiry Chart". Use the web address above or to access this site on the Social Studies web page, follow these steps:
CCS - Departments - Socials Studies - Instruction - Social Studies Teaching and Learning - Reading and Graphic Organizers - Reading Quest - Strategies
The bookshelf is an automatic feed from a customized collection on GoodReads. Click on the title of the selection to see descriptions, ratings, and reviews.
RAH! RAH! TEAM!
Clinton Elementary School
Colrain Elementary Elementary
Columbus Gifted Academy
Devonshire Elementary School
East Columbus Elementary
Ecole Kenwood French Immersion
Fairmoor Elementary School
Georgian Heights Elementary
Hubbard Mastery School
Indian Springs Elementary
Parkmoor Elementary School
South Mifflin STEM Academy
Stewart Alternative Elementart School
Weinland Park Elementary School
West Mound Elementary School
Westgate Elementary School
Winterset Elementary School
Woodcrest Elementary School
Some Websites to Support Your Good Work:
Create interactive timelines
World Book Kids: http://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/Home –
Student friendly research; learn about people, sports, animals, and more. Includes videos, images, maps and games. Hear text read aloud.
This is the coolest site for vocabulary study using word webs.