ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
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Fall Environmental Science Update

 

Dowling students are participating in weekly environmental science mini-courses, presented by classroom teachers or visiting specialists.  Parents

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are welcome to join classes for these special, and usually outdoors, activities.  Contact your child’s teacher to see how you might help.  Here’s the schedule with each grade level’s year-long focus in parentheses:

 

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Kindergarten (Dowling’s outdoor environment: Fridays @ 10:00

First Grade (organisms, plant and animal): Fridays @ 9:00

Second Grade (change): Thursdays

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@ 9:45

Third Grade (structures and functions): Fridays @ 10:00

Fourth Grade (water): Mondays @ 2:00

Fifth Grade (fish/fishing): Fridays

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@ 2:00

 

In addition, students in grades 3 and 4 have an Environmental Science class as part of their specialist rotation.  Third grade students are studying Dowling trees and making leaf books.  Fourth-grade students are learning

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about the Fibonacci sequence and its appearance in the natural world.  They’ve been taking digital photographs of what they discover for an image project.