Nancy Salerno
  • Berkey, OH
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Deborah Mathies replied to Nancy Salerno's discussion What ideas for the winter months? Not sure how to do this? We just finished a bird count with the children. We were counting birds on a wire. The children charted how many birds they saw . in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"How do you catch a glimpse of the fastest creature on earth?  Go online!  Raptors in the City is a real-time, inquiry-based environmental education and technology program starring the peregrine falcon, a once endangered species that has…"
Feb 18, 2011
Suz Lipman replied to Nancy Salerno's discussion With Autumn about to end what wonders did we discover? in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Hi Nancy! Thank you for this wonderful snapshot of the play yard and its animals, activities and growth. It all sounds like tremendous fun.   What have others been doing outside in nature?"
Dec 15, 2010
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Dec 15, 2010
Nancy Salerno replied to Nancy Salerno's discussion With Autumn about to end what wonders did we discover? in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"It has been some time since I last wrote in.  As I was reading all the interesting discussions I can see that many are trying to get the children connected to nature.  We have been having a great time too.  The Autumn was full of…"
Dec 14, 2010
Nancy Salerno added a discussion to the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
Dec 14, 2010
Suz Lipman replied to Nancy Salerno's discussion What ideas for the winter months? Not sure how to do this? We just finished a bird count with the children. We were counting birds on a wire. The children charted how many birds they saw . in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"It seems that teachers are always seeking ideas for getting kids outside in the winter - to engage with nature in any way they can. Sometimes the way to do it is to get them outside for an activity that would normally be done…"
Dec 13, 2010
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Dec 1, 2010
Nancy Salerno replied to Beth Blenz-Clucas's discussion New children's music invites kids to GET OUTSIDE
"I guess I forgot about this sight. I just got a not from Happiness so I had to read it and found myself here. Glad to be back. We have been working on summer activties for the children they found a toad on the play yard so we began a study on frogs…"
Jul 26, 2010
Susan "Susie" Mote replied to Nancy Salerno's discussion What ideas for the winter months? Not sure how to do this? We just finished a bird count with the children. We were counting birds on a wire. The children charted how many birds they saw . in the group Natural Teachers Network
"Ellen, I love the idea of a "stick to the window" birdhouse, but I don't understand how to do it. If you could post a picture or explicit directions I would like to try it. Sadly, I'm not very craft oriented and need all the help…"
Mar 20, 2010
Nancy Salerno replied to Nancy Salerno's discussion What ideas for the winter months? Not sure how to do this? We just finished a bird count with the children. We were counting birds on a wire. The children charted how many birds they saw . in the group Natural Teachers Network
"Ellen I like your idea about a stick to the window bird house. We will have to try this. We just finished painting our wall that faces our back door with metal paint. I painted a tree with just limbs, and roots. Our goal is for the children to place…"
Mar 17, 2010
Ellen Kahue replied to Nancy Salerno's discussion What ideas for the winter months? Not sure how to do this? We just finished a bird count with the children. We were counting birds on a wire. The children charted how many birds they saw . in the group Natural Teachers Network
"How about "stick to the window" bird feeders? One year we made our own stick to the window bird house out of old milk jugs. I had the children gather all kinds of wild things from outside (moss, pine, feathers, etc...) Then, we cut and…"
Mar 17, 2010
Laura Lamarre Anderson replied to Nancy Salerno's discussion What ideas for the winter months? Not sure how to do this? We just finished a bird count with the children. We were counting birds on a wire. The children charted how many birds they saw . in the group Natural Teachers Network
"Hi John, 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…"
Mar 17, 2010
Laura Lamarre Anderson replied to Nancy Salerno's discussion What ideas for the winter months? Not sure how to do this? We just finished a bird count with the children. We were counting birds on a wire. The children charted how many birds they saw . in the group Natural Teachers Network
"THANKS for the resources. I've bookmarked both site for weekend reading."
Mar 17, 2010
Laura Lamarre Anderson replied to Nancy Salerno's discussion What ideas for the winter months? Not sure how to do this? We just finished a bird count with the children. We were counting birds on a wire. The children charted how many birds they saw . in the group Natural Teachers Network
"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…"
Mar 17, 2010
Nancy Salerno replied to Nancy Salerno's discussion What ideas for the winter months? Not sure how to do this? We just finished a bird count with the children. We were counting birds on a wire. The children charted how many birds they saw . in the group Natural Teachers Network
"Hi Laura, The children will love bird watching. We placed several bird feeders outside our back door. Using different seed in each. The children were watching every day to see who would come. We took pictures of the birds and gave them names. Then…"
Mar 16, 2010
John Thielbahr replied to Nancy Salerno's discussion What ideas for the winter months? Not sure how to do this? We just finished a bird count with the children. We were counting birds on a wire. The children charted how many birds they saw . in the group Natural Teachers Network
"Hi Laura, Don't forget to have your children write about what they see in nature...perhaps a journal, using the language and grammar lessons you are working on. They can even practice math counting birds, and draw something cool in nature,…"
Mar 16, 2010

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Owner/Director Pre-School
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Growing Minds Learning Center
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I have been excited about getting children back to nature for the past 5 years. Our school is the only school with a natural play yard in the Ohio area. We would love to share ideas with others that have the same desire to help children connect with nature.
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http://growing_minds_school@yahoo.com

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At 4:47pm on February 24, 2010, Suz Lipman said…
Hi Nancy! Hearty welcome to C&NN. Your school sounds fabulous. I love that you've jumped into different groups and discussions here and have already fostered some great conversation. I hope this grows into a place of continued resources and camaraderie. I look forward to reading more of your posts and learning more about your activities in nature.
 
 
 

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