Group Title: Environmental teaching plans
Title: Schoolyard detectives
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Title: Schoolyard detectives
Series Title: Environmental teaching plans
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Language: English
Creator: St. Croix Environmental Education Team
Publisher: Division of Fish and Wildlife
Place of Publication: Frederiksted, VI
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300920
Volume ID: VID00029
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
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E.T. A LOCAL WAS OF LEARNING


Title: SCHOOLYARD DETECTIVES

Author: Eulalie R. Rivera Elementary School Environmental Education Team

Grade Level: 2-3

Concepts: Disciplines:
8. Attitudes and Values 1. Social Studies
9. Change 2.Language Arts
10. Stewardship

Objective:

Students will increase their skills of observation, recording, analysis and judgment by using the schoolyard
environment per directions given and the simple notations required on the chart.

Rationale:

Stewardship of the land is learned early and close to home: in a child's home yard, his schoolyard, his
neighborhood. Accountability can be taught with the three I-I's.

Materials Needed:

Activity sheets and pencil; clipboard or equivalent.

Directions/Activity

In this activity, we will be looking for damage or abuse of our schoolyard environment, either by ourselves
or outsiders. Some things we will be able to see quickly, others we will have to look for closely. And maybe
we won't find any at all, and we can call ourselves lucky to have such a nice schoolyard! But when we did
find signs of damage or abuse, we will try to describe it, decide who is responsible and suggest what can be
done about it.

Organize the students in teams of three or four, designating one as the recorder and the others as
investigators. Place each team in a different part of the schoolyard for a starting position, from which point
the investigation begins and to whicn point each team should return upon completion.

The following things are things to look for which may be found in and around the schoolyard. If some of
these things are not to be found in our schoolyard, simply cross out or skip the item. There is more space for
other things that may not be included in this list.


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SCHOOLYARD DETECTIVES


THINGS TO LOOK FOR YES/HOW MANY WHO DO YOU THINK DID IT HOW TO PREVENT IT
1. ARE THERE TREES WITH BROKEN
BRANCHES?



2. ARE THERE BROKEN WINDOWS IN THE
SCHOOL BUILDING?



3. ARE THERE FLOWER BEDS THAT HAVE
BEEN STEPPED IN / WALKED OVER?



4. ARE THERE SWINGS, SLIDES, OTHER
PLAY THINGS THAT ARE BROKEN?




5. ARE THERE LAWN AREAS OF USING
SIDEWALKS?




6. ARE THERE BUSHES OR SHRUBS THAT
HAVE BEEN DAMAGED?


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THINGS TO LOOK FOR YES/HOW MANY WHO DO YOU THINK DID IT HOW TO PREVENT IT
7. ARE THERE FENCES THAT HAVE
HOLES OR ARE BROKEN?



8. ARE THERE TRACK MARCKS ON
LAWNS FROM CARS OR BICYCLES OR
OTHER THINGS?


10. ARE THERE ANY OTHER THINGS NOT
LISTED?




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