COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

PRINS. MEMO NO. 36

October 14, 2003

 

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Love-A-Tree Activity Kit

 

This fall Virginias natural resource agencies are again providing the Love-A-Tree activity kit designed for use by third, fourth and sixth grade teachers. The kit contains activities and supplies that encourage schoolyard investigations through inquiry-based lessons and are correlated to the Science Standards of Learning.

 

The theme for this years Love-A-Tree activity kit is The Power of Trees, which focuses on energy flow in living systems. The activity kit includes the following:

         lesson plans;

         a videotape on outdoor learning;

         a poster depicting energy flow in a food web;

         information about energy and trees; and

         supplies for some of the activities.

 

The Love-A-Tree activity kit is available to teachers at no charge and can only be ordered from October 1, 2003, to October 24, 2003. Orders for the activity kits may be placed online at http://www.deq.state.va.us/education/latSurv.html. Teachers will be notified when kits are available for pick-up at convenient regional sites.

 

For further information about any items mentioned in this memorandum, please contact Paula Klonowski (pklonows@mail.vak12ed.edu), science specialist, Office of Middle Instructional Services, at 804-371-0249.

 

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