"I have two daughters - ages 9 and 11 - and I let them ride their bikes in the neighborhood and go to the two local parks we are fortunate to have within easy reach. They can even go to the edge of the local lake where they met an energetic young…"
"What a wonderful, physical activity. I'm thinking of ways to move from the physical to a language activity. Maybe making similes? "Twisted like two wrestling first graders?" Maybe a simple list of adjectives inspired by the shape,…"
"Gayle - I agree. It's good to know about the Rain Forest, but I think it's important that kids start with their own ecosystems. I think I will use field guides as a supplement to the picture books I find. Maybe the kids can write their own…"
"I teach English as a Second Language and need books where the illustrations really match the text. The challenge for me is - simple text, complex ideas - students need basic English to read, but they are older and able to grasp deep content (grades…"
"I am helping to start a PTO at the school where I teach. One of my long term goals is to help families find ways to get kids outdoors. The city kids I work with are often confined indoors because of childcare issues. I think the school can help…"
I love writing, so journals have always been a part of my lessons. Now, we'll start bringing them outside with us. I'm thinking of turing a preposition lesson into a walk - going around, over, through, etc. - Thanks for the…"
"Thanks, Nancy. I've been thinking of putting up bird feeders. I get a little resistance from some at school who say the kids in the neighborhood will just knock them down. I guess that might happen, but it's worth a try. The descriptive…"
"Hi Laura! Welcome to C&NN. Glad you found us. Great that you jumped in to the Natural Teachers Network. I hope you'll continue to enjoy the sharing and resources there and around the forum. I'll look forward to learning more about you…"
"I am fairly new to teaching and very new to bringing nature into weekly lessons. My students are second (or third) language learners in grade 1-4. For the past month I've brought plants in for observation, but this week (if the rain stops)…"
Hi Laura! Welcome to C&NN. Glad you found us. Great that you jumped in to the Natural Teachers Network. I hope you'll continue to enjoy the sharing and resources there and around the forum. I'll look forward to learning more about you and what you do at school and with your family.