KM Classroom Program

With our travels from Anderson to Fresno, we have been asked if we can bring our fun educational activities into the classroom.  We have been working on building a program just for this based on numerous requests. 

We currently have a draft of the program created in PowerPoint. 

Being a life-long educator with experience doing presentations in a museum setting, the plan is to have the program run 1 hour in length packed with fun education.

The program has been designed to be a little flexible with parts that can be taken out or skipped based on time factor and the desire of the teacher. 

We are looking for teachers interested in having us bring the program to your classroom on a Friday afternoon.

We do ask for a nominal donation of $100 to cover expenses & our time per program, within Sacramento area.

We would be happy to bring the program to classrooms outside of Sacramento area with additional compensation for fuel expenses. 

 

 The line up:

  • Introduction
  • Craft Activity -Make a Die (Color, Cut & Fold) : Using a printed template, the students will design their own singular dice by coloring in the numbers, cut out the template & fold to make their own die for the next activity.
  • [Alternative] We bring in dice for the students to use for the next activity instead of them making their own.
  • Roll The Stones – Get Your Fairy or Elf Name : Based on the roll of the dice determines fairy or elf name to be a part of the Fae world
  • Petting Zoo (Natural History – Identification) : With a map of the animal’s territory & clues about them, identifying real animal furs.
  • Call Of The Woods (Ecology – Earth Science) : Have students take turns reading aloud a poem about what trees provide for us. 
  • Escape Room – Tree Products (Ecology – Earth Science) : Have students vote by raise of hand if they think items contain tree products or not. The trick is that most items have tree product.
  • Escape Room – Mythology (Sociology) : Identify 4 different mythological creatures.
  • Entomology (Nature Science) : Introduction & education about live Giant Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. The students can pet &/or hold live giant bugs.
  • Rub-A-Bug (Natural History – Data Collection) : Students will learn about ways of collecting images of specimens before cell phones & cameras by doing a rubbing of a giant bug plate.
  • [BONUS] Ship’s Prism (World History – Technology) : Introduction & education about getting light below deck on tall ships without electricity or candles. 
  • [BONUS] Belaying Pin (World History – Technology) : introduction & education about what a belaying pin is, what belay means and how they were used.
  • [BONUS] Celtic Explorers (World History) : Learn a bit about Celtic born James Kirker who settled in Contra Costa County. Kirker Creek & Kirker Pass were named after him.
  • KM Activity Book : Pass out activity books with games & coloring activities as a souvenir of our visit. 
  • Wrap-Up: A short list of questions to see if the students remember a few things that were covered.
  • Closing 

 

Pre Visit Activity: Make a Die

Post Visit Activity: KM Activity Book

Vocabulary/Spelling Words:

  • Mythical
  • Fairy
  • Elf
  • Raccoon
  • Opossum
  • Kangaroo
  • Badger
  • Skunk
  • Otter
  • Beaver
  • Coyote
  • Muskrat
  • Centaur
  • Minotaur
  • Satyr
  • Merman
  • Madagascar
  • Cockroach
  • Prism
  • Belay