Informational Reading Spending time with non-fiction at home is as important as reading fiction. In this Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Martha Speaks series, PBS provides parents with tips, activities and interactive texts to us with their children. Click link to access.
RI History and Geography Do you want to engage in geography and history skills in a fun and interactive way? Consider downloading the Rhode Tour App. This app takes you on a tour of historical places, events, and people in Rhode Island. As you are out and about, you can find new places and learn new fact with your children. The Rhode Tour can be found by clicking this link, or by downloading from the iTunes or Google Play Store.
Community: Invite members of the community, family members, or teachers to come into the classroom to share their experience of issues related to water. Experts:
Invite a person from the Department of Water to come into the classroom and discuss with the students the efforts being made to keep the state or city's water accessible, clean, and conserved.
Invite members of a water conservation group to come in and share their work to preserve local water sources.
Go to a water treatment center and investigate how water is cleaned.
Go to a local stream or river with an expert naturalist to explore how pollution has affected a local site.
Measure and monitor pollution at a local water resource.
Adopt a local stream.
Create water issue fliers about each challenge to water for students to distribute locally at various sites: grocery stores, gas stations, libraries, etc.
Participate in water pollution cleanup opportunities around a local water resource.
Fund-raise for an access-to -water project.
In a rapidly growing, connected world, it is critical that children develop cultural awareness and embrace diversity. This PBS resource helps by providing resources and activities that parents can use at home with their children. Click here for the link.