Real Stories
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011 | Filed under Environmental Stewardship , Science

    This student from Lowery Rd Elementary has got a head start in the Department of the Curious. By starting the scientific process with students in Pre-K and Kindergarten the awakening of the science mind begins. In the above picture the scientific process is being formulated, devised and developed according to an orderly plan. This student’s plan has four steps (whether or not he knows it) and progresses as follows:

    • He observes and the observation leads to inquiry – he mentally poses the question of who, what, when, where, how or why, as in how do I plant this herbaceous perennial?...

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  • Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | Filed under Language Arts , Social Studies , Family Activities , Instructional Aids

    As the school year draws to a close, I know all of the educators and students out there are relishing the idea of summer leisure time.  But, as any of our outdoor educators and students can tell you, the joy of learning doesn’t have to end just because you’re not sitting in a classroom every day!  A great way to stay engaged this summer is by reading – you can read outdoors or indoors, reading is a great activity for kids to pursue on their own or for grown-ups to do along with children, and there are some wonderful books that can help you experience the ...

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  • Wednesday, May 18, 2011 | Filed under Engineering , Volunteering , Environmental Stewardship , Sustainability and Funding , School Garden Installation , Community

    This past Monday volunteers from Medtronic joined teachers from the Academy of Carrie F Thomas Elementary to install a drip irrigation system.  The team was guided by Dotty Woodson,  Extension Program Specialist for Water Resources with the Texas Agrilife Extension Service.

      Dotty Woodson from Extension services teaches at Carrie F THomas Elementary

    With Dotty's help, they were able to install a drip irrigation system that will water the vegetable garden, butterfly garden, a forest of trees, the fruit orchard, and it will even fill up their pond and birdbath.  And, while doing the installation, everyone also learned how they can install a drip system to conserve water at home.

    This summer the ...

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  • Tuesday, May 10, 2011 | Filed under Environmental Stewardship , Community , Fine Arts

    What a fun Family Day in the Watauga Elementary Garden  Saturday, April 9, 2011!  Around 230 children and parents, community, staff and family attended this windy, warm day! 




    Stations and activities included composting information from our Master Gardener; a Community in Schools resource table; a City of Watauga Soil and Water Conservation station; a water conservation demonstration by 4th graders; guitar club serenaders; a Teton Park Ranger display; a Garden in a Glove seed-planting activity; a US Fish and Wildlife display; a landscaping display; 4th graders demonstrating geology; 5th graders providing a Camp JOLT video and information; ...

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