Thu, Mar 14, 2019 3:12 AM in Rural vs. Inner-city
I grew up in a rural area and will be moving back to teach in that same rural area. I agree! There are incredible advantages to teaching in these wonderful small towns.
There is usually plenty of space for outdoor exploration. There is probably a national park close by. More animals to see and observe. Less distraction and more of a peaceful environment in which the students can work in ...
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Thu, Mar 14, 2019 3:04 AM in Animal Adaptations
Sounds like fun!! I would include in that lesson or perhaps expand into lizards and frogs. They are two animals that are found just about every where and are very camo.
Thu, Mar 14, 2019 3:01 AM in Use the Outdoors in EVERY LESSON!
Young kids enjoy moving and exploring the outdoors. Some enjoy dirt a bit more than others but still, each child has that curiousity. Feed off of that curiousity and keep them moving as much as you can. I grew up on a farm and learned to count when I was a toddler collecting eggs in the chicken coop. As I became older and had to handle pigs, goats and cows, my math was enhanced when I had to calc...
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