7th Grade Science
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over 2 years ago
Dear Parents and friends of Purvis Middle School,
I am the 7th grade science teacher at Purvis Middle and am working this year to complete an outdoor classroom for our school. I have been awarded a grant from the Mississippi State Conservation Association. However, this is a large project and we can make our outdoor classroom even better if we get some items donated (like old tires/ aquarium tanks/ wood/ cinder blocks/dirt/ straw etc.) I have added some example pictures of what we are looking to build on my school webpage.
If you have any of the items listed above that you would be willing to donate or other items you think would add to our outdoor classroom, please contact me through email. Also, if you are skilled in carpentry, gardening or just would like to lend a hand one Saturday, please contact me as well. Our science club will be helping out but we will need some adults to assist them.
This will be a great addition to our school. I think all of our students will be able to enjoy this outside space for learning. Thank you for supporting our school. We have a great student body and that is a direct reflection of our wonderful parents and community .
Purvis Middle 7th Science Teacher
Purvis Middle OUTDOOR Classroom Project information!!
II. Project Title: Purvis Middle School Interactive Outdoor Classroom
III. Brief Summary:
Purvis Middle School has an area between two buildings that is currently not being used. This area has a very small gazebo but it is too small to be useful to a whole class. The dream for this project is to create a space that will inspire and challenge students to take learning to a new level by providing a space to make learning come alive.
IV. Goals and Objectives:
An outdoor classroom will provide a variety of areas to challenge students to experiment, explore and interact with nature. This outdoor classroom will allow teachers in all disciplines to be creative in planning and implementing lessons that meet the state standards.
V. Project Plan:
1.Create a whole group discussion area with a whiteboard/chalkboard. Use cinder blocks and boards to allow this area to be moveable and flexible. Sail shades will also be used for shade.
2.Create small group areas using six picnic tables and a spider net.
3. Create areas for various projects - 3 aquaponics fish/plants system
( using recycled materials) 1 bug house
1 worm hotel
1 living wall ecosystem/gardens
1 small green house
1 compost box
1 small frog pond/ water qualities studies
4 small flowerbeds or
earthbox for edible garden ,soil studies
B. Partnership Involved: Lamar County SWCD, Purvis Middle Science Club, Parent Volunteers
C.Administration and Staffing. Frank Bunnell- Principal
Martha Smith -Vice Principal
John Monroe-Manager, Lamar County SWCD
D.Visibility and Impact- Purvis Middle serves approximately 400 students. This in turn will impact many families in our community. The projects our students do will encourage and inspire many of these families to get involved in our local soil and water conservation programs.
VI. Project Budget:
Picnic tables from Lowes: 6 @ $ 100 each 600.00
Cinder blocks- 18 @ 1.41 ( seating area ) 25.38
12 @ 1.41 (shelf system) 16.92
Wire shelf- 1@ $ 22.98 22.98
Sail shade 2@ 30 60.00
Pressure treated wood beams 18 @ 5.00 90.00
Aquaponics kit 2 @ 300 600.00
Lattis 2 @ 28.48 ( living wall ) 56.96
Lumber( 4x4post) 15 @ 12.37 (lattis /sails/worms etc.) 185.55
Topsoil 3@100 300.00
Plants various 300.00
Water hose 2@ 40 80.00
Garden tools 10 @ 10 100.00
Rocks 40@ 2.88 115.20
Steel Exterior Door 1@500 Connect w/inside classroom 400.00
Greenhouse 1@ 300 300.00
White Board 1@100 100.00
** This is the Dream List and pictures include projects I hope to get donated
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