4/12/11 ASHLAND, OH -- First graders from several community schools will be participating in Ashland University's "Dino Day" on Friday, April 15.
The first grade students at St. Edward's, Osborne Elementary, Edison Elementary and Taft Elementary will be visiting Ashland University's Recreation and Sport Sciences Center from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday.
"This is an academic integration project and collaborative effort among the music, literacy and physical education majors within the College of Education," said Jennifer Gorecki, associate professor of sport sciences.
The project will be led by faculty members Marla Butke, associate professor of music; Brenda Rosler, assistant professor of early childhood literacy; and Gorecki.
"The event is based on the book 'Dinosaurumpus' by Tony Mitton and will provide active music, literacy and movement components at 10 different stations for the 70 first graders in attendance," Gorecki said. "The first graders will spend seven minutes at each station and experience academic integration at its best."
Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.