Teachers Meeting Monday, September 24th

posted Sep 12, 2012, 11:49 PM by John Fisher   [ updated Sep 23, 2012, 10:20 AM ]
Meet to discuss resources and a plan for grade level lesson planning.

Garden Teaching Planning Meeting

Monday, September 24th from 3:15-4:30

Meeting Purpose
Review resources and plans for developing grade level lesson plans and instruction
Pass around an email roster and note individuals roles 

1.     Review class garden time scheduling – does the current schedule still work everyone?

2.     Grade Level Lesson Planning and Documentation

a.     Where are curricular resources – Is the Life Lab curriculum in your classes?

b.     Discuss best ways to document what you are doing

                                               i.     eliminate the need to “re-create the wheel” next year

                                              ii.     communicate to  current and future volunteers

                                            iii.     help to reduce redundancy per class

c.      Instructional materials brainstorm – what might we need and is the shed a good place for materials to live?

                                               i.     Hand lenses

                                              ii.     Journal totes per grade level?

                                            iii.     Pencils

                                            iv.     Rules

                                              v.     Hand shears

                                            vi.     Signage materials – vertical blinds

3.     Bed Assignment Plan

a.     Review Food Lab Production bed and Rachel Spencer’s & 1st/2nd grade class roles

b.     What beds exist – can we remove what is in them? – assign new beds per class

4.     School-wide Garden Team Expansion and Communication – what do we need communicate and what type of communication works best

a.     View draft Pacific School Garden website https://sites.google.com/site/pacificschoolgarden/

b.     UCSC interns – why/how?