K-5 Social Studies Newsletter
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CCS Professional Development Opportunities
February 6, 2018
4:30 - 6:30
Integrating Vocabulary Through Nonfiction Text
Ecole Kenwood French Immersion
3770 Shattuck Ave, Columbus, OH 43220
CIMS #: 1000030352
This PD will provide information about effective strategies for integrating social studies and science vocabulary using nonfiction text. Participants will receive a copy of, Vocabulary Games for the Classroom, by Carleton and Marzano, and a small group text set of their choice. This will be an interactive time of planning and preparing for implementation, as well as, learning about the research that supports the strategies. It is a great time for teaching partners to come together to learn, plan and create.
March 27th , 2018
4:30 - 6:30
Bringing Vocabulary to Life
Spruce Run Environmental Study Center
4175 Sunbury Rd.
Galena, Ohio 43021
CIMS #: 1000030833
This K-5 interactive workshop will provide participants with social studies vocabulary experiential learning strategies and activities that are research based and lead to higher student engagement in the classroom. Dinner will be served.
Another Opportunity for Professional Development
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Learning History at Spruce Run
Maize 3rd graders had a great day of learning with interactive activities that included creating tableaus using artifacts from the Ohio History Center, going on a guided hike after reading, "Under the Quilt of Night" then following the guide through the woods to discuss what the slaves had to do to gain their freedom, the students presented readers theater skits about the Underground Railroad leaders and then finished up with lunch and toasting marshmallows on the open fire. These are experiences that bring history to life and make vocabulary real. This pilot experience will be added to the programming that will be offered to schools through Spruce Run Nature Center next school year.
Spruce Run February Open House
Winter Gardens: Who knew?
Franklin Park Conservatory, Franklin Soil and Water, and Slow Foods Columbus will be giving this month's presentation which will begin in the classroom at 10:00 a.m. The session will then be repeated at: 11:00, 12:00, and 1:00. Make sure you stop by the house conference center for crafts and activities. Stop by the barn for an opportunity to sit in the "soil tent"
WHY GARDEN IN THE WINTER?
- Greens and root vegetables thrive with little water.
- The amount of time needed to tend / maintain the garden is low.
- Pests and disease are virtually non existent.
- You could be enjoying fresh greens all winter long!
Community Garden Update
Black History Month
Infohio Scholastic BookFlix is a digital literacy resource that provides a paired reading of a fiction and nonfiction title for many topics and categories. These readings are easy to display on your smartboard and are a wonderful springboard for reviewing vocabulary and content information. Each of the selections includes lesson plans and focus vocabulary. Below are some of the options that support Black History Month.