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Let’s Work Together: Problem Solving, Communication & Team Building

Posted by on Nov 12, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Let’s Work Together: Problem Solving, Communication & Team Building In our outdoor classrooms, children need to learn to work in teams, small groups and sometimes as an entire class. It is critical that they learn problem-solving, communication and team-building skills as they constantly draw upon these skills in an Outdoor Classroom environment. Teaching team building is not always as easy as it sounds. Do you ever feel challenged to get children to think and work together as a team when learning outdoors? Frustrated when children don’t know how to solve their own...

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Planning My Math Garden Project

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Planning My Math Garden Project Stay Tuned…..  

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Celebrating Halloween with some Pumpkin Carving Fun

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Celebrating Halloween with some Pumpkin Carving Fun Happy Halloween! I have a renewed enthusiasm for Halloween and now in love with pumpkin carving! Watching these kids planning and giggling as they created the most amazing jack-o-lanterns was priceless. I had to share. Digging out the insides and then creating! Happy Halloween! Enjoy, Victoria...

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5 Tips for Preparing for a Bird House Installation

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

5 Tips for Preparing for a Bird House Installation I am very excited about my new Bird House project. After visiting a small museum in Vermont, I was inspired to add a Bird House installation in my Outdoor Classrooms Learning Lab Bird Sanctuary.  The birdhouses at the museum are all different shapes and sizes which adds to the charm. At the moment, I don’t have the time to create individual birdhouses from scratch; therefore, I purchased ready-made birdhouses from AC Moore. I think they will do the trick! Here are 5 Tips for preparing for a Bird House Installation. TIP #1: Decide if...

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Literacy Outdoors: Little Library Wonder Boxes

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Add Literacy Outdoors with Little Library Wonder Boxes Learning Lab Garden Notes: October 27, 2017 It was a beautiful Fall day here in Beverly, MA and a perfect day to tackle my Little Library Wonder Box project and begin adding Literacy to my outdoor learning lab. My vision for this project is to make little mailboxes for each of my themed gardens. The mailboxes will be painted according to the theme of the garden. For example, the Little Library Wonder Box in the Bird Sanctuary will have paintings of birds on it. Take a peek inside and you will find books about birds, bird identification...

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Harvesting Gardens that Feed

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Harvesting Gardens that Feed Learning Lab Garden Notes: October 24, 2017 Harvest time! What a season for tomatoes! It is hard to say goodbye, but it’s time. This past weekend I pulled out all my tomato plants and cleaned out my Vegetable garden. What a difference! I would say it was a successful tomato season with a great harvest. Happy to report that we made tomato sauce and many tomatoes with basil sandwiches. This is my favorite lunchtime treat! Yum. The zucchini harvest was fun too. They went crazy. I made zucchini bread, gave many zucchinis away and ended up adding a few of the...

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