Prekindergarten students learn about taking care of the Earth from Todd Parr's, The Earth Book and with follow up project in April 2016 (20 students).
Pre-kindergarten students learned about the importance of respecting our environment. They spent a week reading stories about ways to take care of the earth. Students listened to the Lorax by Dr. Seuss and completed and art activity to make a class bulletin board displayed in March 2015 for Dr. Suess' birthday (18 students).
Prekindergarten learns about the environment. Prekindergarten classes spend two weeks in the fall learning about the environment and the impact of recycling and reusing. This leads to a culmination of how trash effects the ocean as well in November-December 2017 (30 students).
Kindergarten takes time every year to discuss the importance of taking care of our Earth in April 2015, 2016, 2017.
March 2015 91 first graders were visited by Master Gardeners and had a lesson on Earthworms and how they help our soil.
Spring 2015, Twenty kindergarten students designed marble runs with recycled items.
Recycling is a coveted job in kindergarten.
April 2017 CONTAINER GARDENING
Description: The students will learn how to start and care for vegetable plants being grown in containers. Students will learn that plants need air, water, growing medium and nutrients to grow. We will teach the students about how plants grow and how to start new plants from seed.
During the fourth quarter of science, students in third grade investigate a real life concern in science about the Monarch Butterflies. Their focus question is “What is happening to the Monarch Butterfly and how can we help?” In order for them to answer this question they conduct research about the Monarch Butterfly and its life cycle. They learn about what it takes to be a biologist and get to observe the life cycle of the Monarch along with a bush bean plant. They observe the physical and behavioral traits of both living organisms in the classroom. The teacher sets of an ecosystem to support both the Monarch and the bean plant. Students learn that Monarchs can only survive if they begin their life cycle on a milkweed plant. They observe the Monarch transforming from an egg, to larva, then pupa and finally to an adult butterfly. They also begin with a bean seed and observe how it goes through a life cycle to become an adult bean plant. As the two living organisms are transforming through their lifecycles, students compare the similarities and differences between the Monarch Butterfly and the bush bean plant lifecycle. They record their observations daily. Through this living classroom experiment, the goal is to get the students to understand how different traits and the environment can have an impact on how different organisms develop and survive. Also, they observe how plants and animals have unique life cycles.
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Felipe's Block 1 Science class. They were observing the transfer of light energy from the sun to an object.( # students) 5/7/2017
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Objective 1.2 Professional Development: at least 10% of your staff engaged in EE PD
Mrs. Martinec participated in a Chesapeake Bay Foundation class in August 2017. City Plans to Lesson Plans:Environmental Literacy in Howard County through Thought and Action. We Explore Howard County’s connection to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed through hands on investigations of local natural and social systems.
Objective 1.3. School-Wide Environmental BehaviorChanges: Steps your school/school system taken to make your school green that DOES NOT involve students.
.Bushy Park uses electronic communication to communicate with staff and the community. Messages from Administration are received electronically through A Walk in the Park. Also our PTA uses electronic communication The community receives information through the Bushy Tales.
Water Fountains were replaced with wonderful new filtered water dispensers. It actually counts how many water bottles are being saved each time you fill your bottle. We are currently at ...
Objective 1.4. Celebration: A whole school presentation or event acknowledging the Green School process
School wide Green celebration Assembly with the Smithsonian Discovery Theatre. 4/6/17
Selfies for the Sea Photo booth at Spring Fling
Families and students Take the Ban the Bag Challenge at the Spring Fling in May 2017. Here we celebrate with Selfies for the Sea photo booth for World Oceans day. Below is the digital newsletter blast:A message from the Green Machine:
Bushy Park is now a plastic film drop off location for the month of May. Please send your plastic shopping bags and films into school for our collection. Reduce the use of plastic even more by taking the Bushy Park Ban the Bag Pledge on the link below. The grade with the most pledges wins extra Cub Club!
Want to learn more about the Green Machine? We are student-led club working to improve the the school and community's awareness of effect we have on the environment. Third and fourth graders are encouraged to join next school year!
Student created trash decomposition timeline.
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