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BE Experiential Learning Opportunities

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BE Experiential Learning Opportunities

  1. 1. Experiential LearningOpportunitiesBadger Elementary
  2. 2. All life experiences serve as a point ofreference for: Engaging conversations Making reading connections Writing descriptively Having a command of a rich academic vocabulary
  3. 3. Badger Elementary works toprovide outside- the- classroom experiences by providing Experential Learning Opportunities (ELOs) for its students
  4. 4. Experiential Learning Opportunities(ELO’s) provide… Hands-on life experiences in which students can participate Contact with community members, local businesses, government and municipal organizations Visits to local venues (post office, grocery store, outreach center, Veterans memorial) Everyday objects for observation and experimentation (ant farm, pumpkin, cow bone, pigs)
  5. 5. Before and after each ELO, students complete the ELO Reflection form
  6. 6. Experiential Learning Opportunities(ELO’s) Experiential Learning Opportunity Place / Event _______________________________________________ Name_________________________ Grade ______ Date ____________ 5-Minute Quick PRE-Write: Write as much as you know about ________________________________________. __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ Post-ELO Reflection: How did you like it?
  7. 7. List 5 new words you learned and include some informationabout each word.1.____________________________________________________________2.____________________________________________________________3.____________________________________________________________Use 1 of your new words in a sentence.4.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Draw and color a picture of what you saw.5.____________________________________________________________
  8. 8. Write about what you learned.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Questions I still have:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  9. 9. What students say aboutELOsA the end of each academic year all students aresurveyed. The following questions pertaining to ELOswere asked.
  10. 10. 17. The ELO’s were an important part of my learning experience this year.********************************************************************************************** 281 answered this question yes 75.4% no 6 % maybe 18.6%-- 32 skipped this question
  11. 11. Check the ELO’s that were the most meaningfulto you.------------------------------------------------------------ 287 answered this question / 26 skipped the question Pigs 23.3% Wal-Mart 23.7% Blanchard Springs 24.4% Post Office and Christian Outreach Center 22% Art Mobile 27.2% Veteran’s Memorial 21.6% High School Drama 46.3% Snake Man 73.2% Petting Zoo 59.6% Other: family farm/ rock star day/ Australian Day/ high school band/ GT Hot Springs Museum/ Ron Cole/ track and field/ homecoming pep rally/ Lion, Witch & Wardrobe/ Old Washington GT/ auditorium plays/ AR Children’s Theater/ people reading to us/ guest speakers
  12. 12. 19. My favorite events during the school year have been… -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 284 answered this question / 29 skipped Ron Cole Concert 57.4% Red Ribbon Week 62.3% Talent Show 64.4% Badger Store 61.6% Destination Australia 62.3% Plays and Musicals 56.0% KC Club 9.2% Student Advisory 9.9% Track & Field Day 83.1% FUN Days 83.8% Snake Man 64.1% Petting Zoo 60.2% Career 62.7% Benchmark Celebration 73.9%Other: family farms/ GT/ GT and field trips/ Blanchard Springs/movies/ book fair/ pizza parties/ concert/ last day of schoolcelebration/ Christmas concert/ Benchmark/ Destination America/holiday parties
  13. 13. ELOs – First Semester 2012
  14. 14. Ricky Pittman –Author Visit
  15. 15. Blanchard SpringsCaverns (fourth-grade)
  16. 16. Senator Eddie JoWilliams
  17. 17. Author Visit: DaveSargeant Jr.
  18. 18. Mobile Dairy
  19. 19. Charlotte’s Web Farm AnimalsVeteran’s Day AssemblyDeer (Drop Everything EverybodyRead) Day
  20. 20. “Youre the same today as youllbe in five years except for thepeople you meet and the booksyou read.”- Charlie "Tremendous" Jones

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