The best nature activities I have done for preschooler include cutting up a pumpkin and using it as a squirrel feeder. Each day the children observe the pumpkin from a distance and watch the animals eat from the pumpkin and the…"
I am also interested in environmental education among youth. Have you read David Sobel's book, "Placed- Based Education, Connecting Classrooms and Communities?" If you havent, I would highly reccomend it. …"
I too find it frustrating that teachers in my past work place dont feel the same passions I do about exposing kids to all kinds of nature and outdoor projects. I have recently worked in after school programs the past few…"
"Thanks so much Debbie for the kind words. I love being a social advocate for all the good causes. It is nice to see my passion rub off on the kids too. It makes working with kids and families very enjoyable.
Juliet I am…"
For unstructured outdoor activities I always enjoy doing the Project Aproach curriculum. For example, my preschool kids went for a walk one day and noticed that no worms were found on the ground after a rain fall in the housing…"
I am currently in the field of early childhood and have been teaching since 1984. I have noticed a significant difference in the needs over the years of children. Many of the children now have autisitic type disorders along with…"
"Hi Sharon! Welcome to C&NN Connect. I'm glad you're here and have begun to make yourself at home in discussions, groups and blogs. In addition to the ones you've found, you might also enjoy our Natural Teachers Network. Hope to…"
Hi Sharon! Welcome to C&NN Connect. I'm glad you're here and have begun to make yourself at home in discussions, groups and blogs. In addition to the ones you've found, you might also enjoy our Natural Teachers Network. Hope to see you again soon!