Falmouth Outdoor Learning Project Recognizes North Falmouth Elementary Teacher, Samantha Emerson’s Outdoor Lesson for November
Falmouth Outdoor Learning Project Recognizes North Falmouth Elementary Teacher, Samantha Emerson’s Outdoor Lesson for November. Ms. Emerson is a second grade teacher with over five years of experience
“Modeling the Impacts of Weathering and Erosion” was an interdisciplinary lesson which covered standards in science and writing taking place outside her classroom on the picnic tables in September. Ms. Emerson created the lesson plan utilizing resources such as Mystery Science and Generation Genius. “My students loved this lesson because they were able to personally "cause" and observe weathering and erosion, while in an outdoor learning space where they know real weathering and erosion take place.”
When asked what Ms. Emerson enjoyed most about this outdoor lesson, she told us that, “This outdoor lesson was enjoyable because it allowed for a more hands-on experiment to take place! Utilizing the outdoor learning space encouraged (reasonable) mess making and appropriate application of our concept of study. Being able to truly model and observe the impacts that weathering and erosion have on Earth's materials, while outside with real life evidence around us, was extremely beneficial for student learning. The change in scenery certainly helped overall engagement too!”
Congratulations to Ms. Emerson!
The Outdoor Learning Project, a committee of the Rotary Club of Falmouth, Cape Cod highlights one outdoor learning lesson each month submitted by our local educators that work with Falmouth students. The committee also awards a $100 as a thank you for featuring their outdoor lesson.
Learn more about the Falmouth Outdoor Learning Project at: https://www.falmouthoutdoorlearningproject.com/
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Interested educators can submit their lessons here: https://forms.gle/shV6rPwqh8z4AzFY8
If you would like to contribute towards the Lesson Recognition Fund, please visit The Rotary Club of Falmouth, Cape Cod, a 501c3 organization. Select Youth on the Paypal link and outdoor classroom project-outdoor lesson. You can also send a Venmo or mail in a check and be sure to include the same note. Our address is: PO Box 293 Falmouth, MA 02541
Two weeks ago the brand new outdoor learning carts were delivered to the 4 elementary schools. Each cart contains items from a list that our local teachers and staff collaborated on. Special thanks to Dr. Tellier and the Falmouth Public Schools - Massachusetts for supporting and funding the latest tools for outdoor education! We can't wait to see them in action!
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