Get Outta the House!

Taking the Common Core standards outside.

John Lennon Bus Takes Music On Tour

John Lennon Bus Takes Music On Tour

  Imagine all the people, sharing all the world… Thanks to a few teachers and an administrator at my high school, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus stopped by our campus earlier this month, and I’ve gotta say: It was amazing! The bus parked on our blacktop behind the school and remained past school hours, […]

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Musings About Nature

Musings About Nature

  Here’s a little something written by my cousin, Jacob Tutty, who spends much of his time in nature. The grass is always greener on the other side, But I’m walking in the sand along the shores And I can afford this love I adore Send me out amongst the waves.

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Bayer: Not Just for Aspirin

Bayer: Not Just for Aspirin

Bayer CropScience, located in West Sacramento, Calif., is a great source of resources for educators. Bayer CropScience is a division of the German company famous for its aspirin and Alka-Seltzer. The West Sacramento branch focuses on agricultural research and development. In addition to this research and development, the West Sacramento site offers trainings and resources […]

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REI Sponsors Outdoor Activities Jan. 28

REI Sponsors Outdoor Activities Jan. 28

REI, the Washington-based outdoor gear retailer, is showing its outdoor leadership by sponsoring “All Out 2017” on Jan. 28. All you have to do is type your zip code into the website, and activities and classes in your neck of the woods show up for that day. REI has 331 events scheduled at various places […]

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Water Workshop for Teachers

Water Workshop for Teachers

Thirsty for information about water? A free Jan. 21 workshop on Sacramento-area water resources, energy production, community water needs and water conservation is open for registration in Sacramento, Calif. The Project WET workshop is for teachers in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Participants will receive a Project WET 2.0 guide, which includes more than 100 […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

My horoscope published in the newspaper on Christmas Day said, “A personal change will have a lasting effect. Use your skills to bring about positive changes. Keep a positive attitude.” My blog has had to take a back seat to other things in my life these past few months as I heal from major surgery. […]

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Walk-and-Thinks

Walk-and-Thinks

Research tells us kids need movement to learn, but how often do we incorporate exercise into our academic classes? A health challenge and pure desperation this school year pushed me to try. My 2016-17 school year started out rough. By the time the first prep day was over an ambulance took me to the hospital […]

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55 Lesson Plans Available from Project Food, Land & People

55 Lesson Plans Available from Project Food, Land & People

Yarn, grocery bags, and old magazines seem to be the backbone of all elementary school crafts. Project Food, Land & People (FLP), a 28-year-old educational non-profit, puts together those things and more to help teachers keep kids’ attention while learning about natural resources, agriculture, and the environment. FLP has developed 55 lesson plans for preschoolers through […]

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Spooky Science Comes to Folsom

Spooky Science Comes to Folsom

Just in time for Halloween, the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District is bringing its Spooky Science workshop to area educators. Teachers will meet inside the visitor center inside the Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park, a bonus for anyone interested in how electricity works or Sacramento County history. SMUD ‘s description of the workshop: “Using a spooky, […]

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