Part 3 Curriculum and Instruction
Rock, Soil, and Water/K
Primary Talent Development/1st
Help Save the Earth/2nd
Bird Monitoring Pre-K -2nd
In the Creature Feature Program students learn about the
different habitats that animals need in order to survive.
Students investigate objects and materials in the environnment. Students will discover a definition for human-man and natural objects by sorting pictures.
Students learn about the importance of natural habitats for specific animals and the basic components of a habitat.
Students recycle discarded carboard boxes and use them to construct the 4th Little Pig's house.
Students learn the importance of recycling to conserve natural resources and to prevent the need for additional landfill space.
Studetnts have unique opportunity to observe baby birds in their nest. First Grade Teacher, Maggie McClellend has placed a mirror above a birds nest attached to the schools enterance. This is in addition to their Blue Bird Monitoring.
The children sort animal pictures into groups based on the number of legs they have, how they move, or whether they have feathers or fur.
The children go outside and search for animal habitats.
Students sort pictures using a T-Chart (human-man or man-made).
Students take a Nature Walk to locate things that are man-made, and or nature made.
Field trip to Battle Creek Cypress Swamp to observe habitats.
Students build houses and then test to determine wind resistance.
Field trip to Appeal Land fill to observe the recycling process.
Students design Earth Day reusable bag to give out to the community on Earth Day.
Classes take a in school field trip and observe and discuss.
Students create bird feeders in the winter to hang on trees at school and in the community.
Students create nest hangers in the spring to put on trees for birds to build nest.
Students share with parents and school community things in their environment that are nature or man-made "Nature's Gifts"
Students write informational text about animals, and visit K classes to read and share information learned with younger students.
ESOL Water Cycle Activity
Students have observed material used to make the bird's nest, had been items they placed on their bird hangers.
What's happening in Pre-K and Kindergarten?
Pre K and Kindergarten
Students at SLES have learned about recycling, protecting the world we live in and water conservation. In the fall students visit Bowles Farm to learn about the role agriculture plays in our daily lives. Students learn about how animals look, what they eat, and how they prepare for winter as part of the Creature Feature Program. An outdoor component of the program engages students in a search for the food and shelter that animals need to help them survived. A representative from Battle Creek Cypress Swamps comes to the school to implement the field portion of the program. Students discuss characteristics of animals, through the use of puppets. In the spring students visit Watkins Nature Center and Park, where they have opportunity to experience and explore nature first hand.
Students learn about the importance of natural habitats for specific animals and
the basic components of a habitat. Students use the schoolyard as a site to become familiar with the basic elements of an animal habitat and visit Battle Creek Cypress Swamp for more advanced study.
During the first grade Primary Talent Development unit students design and build houses for the 4th little pig, using recycle materials.
What's happening in and outside the First Grade classroom?
“Help Save the Earth” Students learn the importance of recycling to conserve natural resources and to prevent the need for additional landfill space. Students also examine the trends on the amount of trash being generated by Calvert County Citizens. Students visit the landfill to conduct a survey and to learn about the opportunities to recycle various products at the landfill. Students create “Posters” on reusable grocery bags, that are given out on Earth Day to Calvert County Citizens.