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Dallas Arboretum

Stories from the Soil (Field Trip)

What do properties of soils tell us about the environments they came from? Students will first examine properties of soils from different areas, including color and texture, capacity to retain water and ability to support the growth of plants. Students will then use what they learned to investigate ...

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Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth

Japan-in-a-Suitcase/Middle Festivals in Japan - on Campus 2023-24

Give your students an authentic experience of Japan! The Japan‑in‑a‑Suitcase program is an educational initiative that helps students experience Japanese culture, customs, and contemporary life. A presenter from Japan visits your classroom with a suitcase of objects to share Japanese culture through...

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Cara Mía Theatre

Acting Up! Workshop - On Campus

Students will develop confidence, creativity, and communication skills through interactive theatre games, warm-ups, improvisation, and scene work! Students will work collaboratively with short scripted scenes and learn to develop a character. This class will be taught in person, allowing interactio...

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MCP Shows - In school performing artists

Reading and Rhyming with Mother Goose PRE-RECORDED PROGRAM

This popular character encourages children to read Mother Goose books, learn to act out rhymes dramatically by playing "the Mother Goose game" and enjoy making up, reading, and listening to poetry. Children are taught multiple rhymes and encouraged to act out the rhymes on their own. Children will ...

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Dallas Arboretum

Amazing Adaptations: Plants (Field Trip)

After reviewing the basic structures and functions of plants, students work through three stations to observe and describe a diverse selection of leaves, stems and roots. Students then learn about different Texas environments and infer, based on their observations, which plant grows best in each env...

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MCP Shows - In school performing artists

Ring in the Holidays with Mrs. Claus Asynchronous - pre-recorded

Mrs. Claus (aka Margaret Clauder) will tell children 2 Christmas tales including "How Santa Got His Elves" and "The Boy With Too Many Toys." In addition to the holiday stories, Mrs. Claus will perform several puppet routines where the puppets will come to life, talk, and even sing a holiday song. ...

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Dallas Arboretum

The Scoop on Soil (Campus Program)- During School Day

Take a closer look at soil! Students work in groups to observe a soil sample from the Arboretum grounds and sort out the components that make up the soil. Groups then compare their observations with each other and discuss how scientists learn from samples. Students explore how water moves through di...

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Chefsville Kids

Chefsville-Kids: Cinco de Mayo (Classroom Program) On Campus 2024

Classroom programs are smaller versions of our assembly programs under the same name allowing more topic detail, student focus, and classroom activities. Time to "celebrate!" This Cinco de Mayo program is a great way to teach students about a different culture and a story of determination. Studen...

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The Writer's Garret

Explore Setting by Walking Between The Two Towers (In-person Workshop)

Setting is more than where and when a story takes place. It also includes the social and cultural environment. It affects who our characters are and what they can do. Students will view a variety of settings and discuss the stories that could happen in them. Then, they will hear the story The Man Wh...

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