Welcome EAGLE School of Madison
Welcome to Intermediate Science
TimeAug. 27, 2012
from:Van Boldrik, Maggie
Hi everyone! During our first weeks in school, we'll be getting oriented to the class procedures and heading outdoors as soon as possible. Our first unit, Ecology, is the study of how living things interact with each other and their environment. My philosophy is that children should spend as much time outdoors exploring the natural world as possible. Eagle School is surrounded by natural beauty and is a terrific learning laboratory to find out what a habitat is, how organism's needs are met by their habitat, and how they depend on the biotic and abiotic components of their environment for survival.
And for your own child's 'survival', please remember that they should wear appropriate shoes and clothing for walks in the woods and fields. We will be spending a fair amount of class time outdoors, so you should assume that any time they have science, they should have proper clothing and especially closed-toed shoes. Putting sunblock on in the morning is a VERY good idea. We'll put on mosquito repellant should the need arise (and assuming you have filled out the Mosquito Repellant Permission Slip). Sloppy weather isn't necessarily a deterrent, unless it is extremely wet, snowy or stormy. Dirt & mud are inevitable.
If you are an adventurous sort of parent and have some free time, you are certainly welcome to join our expeditions and help with herding! If students are comfortable with her, my dog, Darcy, frequently accompanies us, but she is lacking in her herding skills owing to her greater interest in the local fauna. Just contact me if you are interested.
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