Posts made in February, 2016

Welcome! Please Introduce Yourself

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in E-Course Members | 28 comments

Welcome! Please Introduce Yourself Teaching In the Dirt: Designing Outdoor Classrooms I am thrilled that you are here and want to welcome everyone to Outdoor-Classrooms.com and our virtual classroom. I hope you have taken a tour of our members area and making yourself comfortable. This course, Teaching in the Dirt: Designing Outdoor Classrooms is the course I wish I had when I was first starting to create an Outdoor Classroom at my children’s elementary school. I also wish I had the lessons learned for Sustaining our beloved Outdoor Classroom. This on-line virtual classroom is ideal...

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My Seed Sanctuary Update

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

My Seed Sanctuary Update I am loving my new Seed Sanctuary! This week I dug up my old Seed Starter Kitsand washed them out.   I also learned of a new place to order seeds; however, ended up buying seeds & soil locally. I am also loving my new light system! My next step is to read the back of each seed packet and learn the best time to plant each type of seed. Here we go!! We want to hear from you. Are you growing seeds this year? Share your stories in the comments below.  ...

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Stick Characters & Storytelling Outdoors

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Storytelling Outdoors with Stick Characters  Do you have children in your program that only view sticks as weapons? Are you constantly telling kids to put the sticks down? Do you even go as far as clean up the sticks from your playground to “keep it safe.” Well if you answered “yes” to any of the above, then I have an activity for you! Stick Characters! Sticks can be used in so many different ways in an Outdoor Classroom. This simple art activity begins with a stick. With a few googly eyes, this simple stick will transform into a Stick character and offer a host of...

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2016 Natural Teacher E-Course Blog Posts

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in E-Course – Becoming a Natural Teacher | 0 comments

2016 Natural Teacher E-Course Blog Posts Earning your 15 hour participation certificate! STEP ONE: Please search (type in the search box) for these blog posts and write a reflective comment for each post. Please include any insights you had from your “Take Action” Worksheets. Welcome! Please Introduce Yourself Why Children and Nature? Becoming A Natural Teacher: My Story Forum of Ideas: Waldorf Forum of Ideas: Reggio Forum of Ideas: Montessori Clearing the Decks for the Next Chapter: Becoming A Natural Teacher The True Measure of Childhood 3 Tips for Starting Seeds with Kids Add...

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Uploading Pictures 101

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in The Seedling BLOG | 2 comments

Uploading Pictures 101 I-PHONE OR CELL PHONE: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Step 1. Take a picture in your Outdoor Classroom with your cell phone. Step 2. In the Picture Gallery on your cell phone, go to the picture that you want to send. Step 3. Click on the Share Icon (A side-ways V with dots at every point) Step 4. Click on the Email Icon. (An envelope with a sticker holding it shut) Step 5. At this point, you will have your picture attached to a regular email. Step 6. Add my email victoria@outdoor-classrooms.com and send the picture to...

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