The project’s goal is to fight hunger and improve health in our communities. One of the strategies for doing this is supplying hungry families with healthier food options like fresh produce, traditionally an expensive and scarce commodity in North Carolina food banks. The Combating Hunger project and other efforts have ensured there is more produce available in the banks this year..
Officers learned that the victims were with two other friends at the 7 Eleven store at Beltline Road and Walnut Hill Lane prior to the shooting. While there, some of the group had an argument with a male suspect in the parking lot. Shortly thereafter, the group drove away from the store but were followed out by the suspect vehicle.
What is it?The Seeds of Knowledge learning strategy offers students a process to practice the skill of making connections by connecting their prior knowledge and learning experiences from previous grades to a new inquiry opportunity, such as the Tomatosphere Seed Investigation.To support the development of the skill of making connectionsTo help students access their prior knowledge that will support inquiry, such as the Tomatosphere Seed InvestigationTo have students understand the importance and relevance of the their prior knowledge when learning new thingsAs a tool for assessing student prior knowledgeImplement this strategy prior to introducing a new concept, topic, inquiry process or learning unit to your students.Start by introducing the new topic to your students and outline in general what they will be learning about or doing in order to learn.If introducing the Tomatosphere Seed Investigation, you may want to start your introduction of the topic with the Tomatosphere scenario and a brief introduction to the Seed Investigation.Organize the class into small groups of 2 3 students.Print enough copies of the template to provide each group of students with one copy of the Seeds of Knowledge Template.As a class, discuss the new topic you are introducing and have students identify the topics they are going to learn about and/or the skills they will have to develop or use for conducting an inquiry. It would be helpful to list these new topics, ideas, concepts or skills on the black board or chart paper so the students can refer to them.Have students fill in the remainder of the prompts on the template based on their discussions.If students are finding it challenging to recall the topics and concepts they learned in previous grades, pose scaffolding questions to help them remember and prompt thinking. Do not forget to remind/prompt students to think about the skills they have learned in mathematics (numeration and data management skills), technology challenges and in previous inquiries and/or experiments.