Common Core in the Garden
K-6 teachers interested in incorporating Common Core literacy and math skills into their outdoor teaching.
Location and Cost
Life Lab's Garden Classroom on the UC Santa Cruz Campus: $150/$180 per participant –
Learn to use a school garden to provide a meaningful context in which students can apply their emerging skills in math and English language arts. Using lessons from The Growing Classroom activity guide, participants in this workshop will experience and discuss garden activities that support learning in math and language arts. Whether they are graphing the temperature of their compost pile over time; reading a recipe to make fresh salsa; writing a story from the perspective of an ant; or presenting to a buddy class on the animals that visited their sunflower patch, the opportunities for children to practice traditional academic subjects in the garden are limitless!
Key Workshop Components
* Ways to incorporate the reading, writing, speaking, listening, and math opportunities outlined in the new Common Core Language Arts standards into an outdoor science curriculum
* Best practices with other outdoor educators
All workshops require advanced registration and deposit.
To set up a workshop for your school site, please call Life Lab at (831) 459-3833 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.