My name is Mrs. Lacey and I am the environmental education resource teacher at Kimbark. When your child tells you they have been to the KEEP room, it means they have spent time with me, learning about the world around them. KEEP stands for Kimbark’s Environmental Education Program, and this makes our school a wonderful place to learn. We are one of two environmental magnet schools in the district, and our focus is on teaching children how to care for and protect the environment. While at Kimbark, children will get excellent instruction in reading and math, and the added science component, including gardening, animal care, ways to keep the earth healthy, and learning the scientific method (Yes, parents, this means the kids will have to do a science project!
Each grade Level will focus on 1 environmental theme and each theme builds upon what was taught the year before. Our themes this year are:
Kindergarten: Living vs. nonliving things and how to care for plants and animals.
First: Respecting living things.
Second: Protecting the earth
Fourth: Environmental interactions and cycles
Fifth: Conserving Natural Resources
Sixth: Sustaining our planet/getting involved