ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AT DOWLING
finished bird houses

QUESTION: What happens when carpenters and carpenter apprentices come to Dowling School?

ANSWER: Ninety fifth grade students make bird houses to take home!

Dowling 5th grade students said "THANK YOU!" to North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, who sent a team to Dowling School on Nov, 14th to teach students some carpentry skills and help them build bird houses.  The eight piece pre-cut kit needed to be hammered, screwed, glued, and sanded, and students used manual and power tools to do the work.  What a fun nature project to introduce kids to carpentry!  Learn more about the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, KidsBuild, and how you and your child can participate in one of their programs.  Copy and paste this address into your url box: https://northcountrycarpenter.org/kidsbuildworkshops/

Fall weather: cool or cold, breezy, sometimes wet.  Students should come prepared to be outside during their Environmental Education time (see schedule below).  Hats and mittens are especially necessary, as are warm shoes/boots and socks.  Thank you for helping your child maximize learning during Environmental Education by being comfortable and safe!

 

 

We are seeking volunteers to share environmental energy and expertise!  If you have a skill or knowledge specialty you'd be willing to share with the Dowling student body as a presenter, guest speaker, volunteer, or otherwise, please contact Tracy Young, at 612-668-4451 or via email at tracy.young@mpls.k12.mn.us.

VOLUNTEER DURING YOUR CHILD'S CLASS TIME.

Here is the schedule by grade-level of times specific to Mrs. Young's Environmental Education classes, 2018-2019.

Kindergarten - quarters II & IV, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 2:15-2:45, rotating classrooms by week

First Grade -  quarter II & IV, Monday through Friday, 10:00-10:45, rotating classrooms by week

Second Grade - quarter I & III, Monday through Friday, 9:00-10:00, rotating classrooms by week

Third Grade - year round as part of the six-day specialist schedule, 10:50-11:45

Fourth Grade - year round as part of the six-day specialist schedule, 10:50-11:45

Fifth Grade - year round, every Friday, 2:00-3:00

DCD primary (Mr. Tanz and Mrs. Rooney) - year round, every Thursday, 1:15-2:00, and some students mainstreaming with their grade-level classes for environmental education.

DCD intermediate (Ms. Lee-Reid) - year round, every Thursday, 2:00-2:50

Other - at other times, classroom teachers may schedule extra time with Mrs. Young to teach, co-teach, do projects, or take walking field trips together.  Watch your child's homeroom newsletter for more information about these activities.  We'd love to have you come along!

Quarter Schedule:

Quarter I - August 27-October 31

Quarter II -  November 5-January 23

Quarter III - January 28-March 28

Quarter IV - April 8-June 7

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS DRESSED APPROPRIATELY FOR OUTSIDE LEARNING EVERY DAY.