We have lots in store for you as we begin “Arkansas AMI: Week 7.” Arkansas based partners, including Crystal Bridges Museum of Modern Art and UAMS School Telemedicine, are providing content for this week. During each grade band partners will present a special enrichment segment. The schedule is as follows: Monday – Math, Tuesday – Arts & Music, Wednesday – G.U.I.D.E. for Life, Thursday – Physical Activity and Friday – Freestyle Friday.
Special guests include: Nathan King and Jessica Miller – UAMS School Telemedicine in Arkansas (STAR) program; Joel Lookadoo – 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year and Math Games host; Daniel Collier – Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) technology coordinator, also known as our “Arkansas AMI” Creative Guy; and Susan Jobe – DESE G.U.I.D.E. for Life specialist. Let’s take a look at the week!
“Arkansas AMI” Week 7 Schedule
WHAT WE’RE LEARNING
“Arkansas AMI” PreK-2nd Grade Band
This week, 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Randi House will help us learn how beavers build dams and the incredible service the aardvark provides to all the burrow-living creatures of Africa with “Wild Kratts.” Together, we are exploring what’s pink in nature with “Nature Cat” and understanding math through music with “Peg + Cat.” We will learn how to tap trees and fix an eagle nest camera with “Molly of Denali,” learn about snow geese, observation station, and how to build a robotic arm with “Ready Jet Go!” and Math Games host 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Joel Lookadoo will teach us new math skills!
“Arkansas AMI” 3-5th Grade Band
With 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Courtney Cochran and 2010 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Vandy Nash, we are learning how to design and code wildlife cameras, giving a personality makeover to a rescue robot, exploring the benefits that trees bring to the ecosystems and the difference between trees in the rainforest and the city with “SciGirls,” mapping and using coordinates with “Odd Squad,” and learning about dew points and fog with “Cyberchase.” We’re also visiting a dark ridge design studio, learning about Indian culture, exploring the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, meeting the artist Eduoard Duval-Carrie, and understanding Haitian culture with “Kid Stew.” Our favorite Math Games host, 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Joel Lookadoo, is helping us learn new math games on Monday and Friday. Have you ever attended an art show? Be ready to learn a lesson in art appreciation with “Arthur”!
Plus, on Wednesday, check out a very special part of our day with Apple Seeds, a non-profit organization started in 2007 with a mission to inspire healthy living through garden-based education! These friends from Gulley Park in Fayetteville, Arkansas, have grown from the seed of an idea to a two-acre teaching farm, and their reach goes much further! They work with students not only at our farm and in their teaching kitchen but in schools across Northwest Arkansas. In 2019, they reached more than 10,000 students, harvested more than 3,000 pounds of produce and were powered by more than 5,000 volunteer hours. This week, they’ll be sharing across the entire state with “Arkansas AMI”!
“Arkansas AMI” 6-8th Grade Band
Our 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Stacey McAdoo, is helping us learn more about the history of America’s National Parks and the challenges they currently face with “Reconnecting Roots: National Parks Progress and Preservation.” We are taking a look at the largest dinosaur bone ever found with “Nature” and seeing what it takes to prepare orphaned bear cubs to be returned to the wild with “Untamed.” We’re also discovering the archaeology of the fur trade from Quebec to the Great Lakes with “America From the Ground Up” and visiting a chemical engineering laboratory to see how engineers are designing and testing new forms of plastic that biodegrade over time. Do you understand the mathematical development of tide generating forces? We are learning this week as we take in “Tide: Understanding the Tide.” Also, we are learning new math games with 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Joel Lookadoo on Monday and Friday!
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