On our endless quest for knowledge, we must occasionally venture into the world beyond our classroom. Visits we have planned to enhance our curriculum are:
Shoreway Environmental Center: What exactly happens to the refuse we create? As ambassadors of the environment, our young ecologists will learn where our recyclables are processed for a large portion of San Mateo County. The curriculum goal is to educate kids in resource conservation and 4R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot/Composting) behaviors so that they will be empowered to conserve resources in their lives and practice recycling at their schools and residences.
Folger Stables: We will learn about local Woodside history and participate in some fun hands-on activities during our spring visit to Folger Stables. Each class will make this trip on a separate date and will need 6 or more parent chaperones. Dates will be determined later in the year as we typically make this trip in the spring.
Young Astronauts: While we don’t actually go to outer space (yet), we have the next best thing. Stanford graduate students visit us once a month to dazzle and amaze us with their knowledge of the solar system, rockets, the four forces of flight, states of matter, and more. This dynamic program is a third grade treasure and incorporates the design process and principles!