TK-5 FOSS Logistics for Teacher Leaders
Before FOSS Rotation
As Science Teacher Leader, you support site-level logistics for FOSS rotation, including making sure kits are packed and ready for FOSS rotation, assigning boxes to teachers, supporting teachers in the process of electronically ordering missing materials after rotation.
Week of FOSS Rotation
Make sure all boxes are organized and ready to go by 8:30 AM on your rotation day! Alert your office staff. Boxes should be stacked:
- In a central location
- Easy access for vans and carts. (Hallways work great)
- Barcodes & handles facing out
- Stacked by grade AND by box
The Correct Way to Stack your Boxes
By Grade, By Box
How NOT to Stack your Boxes
By Grade, NOT by Box
After Receiving Kits
Step 1: Assign kits to classroom teachers BEFORE letting teachers take boxes to their classrooms
Step 2: Remind teachers to inventory their kits within 2 weeks of rotation to request missing items
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Ordering Live Organisms
OUSD centrally orders and delivers live organisms to each site as a part of the Life Science FOSS modules. This ensures all students receive full access to the science curriculum, as well as saving around $70,000 per year by buying in bulk.
Orders for live organism are placed by the Lead Science Teacher. Click on the FOSS Live Organism Ordering Instructions for detailed directions and links to place the orders.
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Science
Science learning begins at birth, as we first start to explore the world around us. Even our youngest elementary students can engage in meaningful science experiences. Click here for guidance on science instruction in TK.