Margie Palatini Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:00 - 8:00 Westfield Day Care Center, Westfield Dinner and 2 hours of professional development Popular Children's Author Learn ways to use her stories to addresss common core standards.
This program is open to the public, so we recommend signing up early.
From science and math to literacy and arts there is a role for nature in every classroom. During this workshop we will focus on meadows, flowers, pollination and insects. Turning a piece of the school lawn into a meadow, raising beneficial insects and learning of all the ways the two impact our lives are perfect ways to give young learners meaningful hands on experiences. Duke Farms’ staff will introduce two curricula—one focused on getting your students to Duke Farms for a day of exploration, and the other focused on connecting meadows and bugs to your classroom. Presented in Partnership with the Association of NJ Kindergarten Educators and New Jersey Audubon EcoSchools.
March sounds a long way off, but even thinking about Spring will make the Winter go faster. It is a great opportunity to get the teachers in your school interested in doing something worthwhile together. As always there will be fantastic speakers, great networking, and door prizes. We hope to see you there!