Posts made in October, 2016

Outdoor Classrooms Learning Lab hosts first Workshop

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Outdoor Classrooms Learning Lab hosts first Workshop There is a lot to Celebrate! I am so excited to be opening up the Outdoor Classrooms Learning Lab for retreats, half day trainings, and/or 2-hour workshops. It is a delight to be sharing this space and inspiring teachers This past week 13 teachers from the Christ Church Parish Day School attended the “Creating Outdoor Learning Spaces for Diverse Learners” workshop in our Outdoor Learning Lab. When teachers arrived they were invited to pick up their own hand-made clip-board and explore the outdoor spaces. The piece of paper on...

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MATH OUTDOORS: 5 Easy Steps to Make Measuring Sticks

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

MATH OUTDOORS 5 Easy Steps to Make Measuring Sticks Do you have children in your program who look at sticks as weapons? Do you witness children hitting each other with sticks? Do you end up telling children, “sticks are off limits” because they don’t know how to play with them properly?  What if the sticks that we find in our backyard could be used for teaching Math Outdoors?   I am here today to share 5 easy steps to make Measuring Sticks out of the natural sticks. Math is everywhere!  Taking children outdoors and looking for Math during a walk is always fun. Children love...

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Tom Bedard’s Framework for Creating Spaces for Play

Posted by on Oct 22, 2016 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

THE MUD KITCHEN & Tom Bedard’s Framework for Creating Spaces for Play Observing children and how they use space is incredibly fascinating to me. Outdoor Mud Kitchens are especially interesting places to observe children hard at work. Last week, I was visiting the Christ Church Parish Day School in Hamilton, MA and I was delighted to meet a young chef in the Mud Kitchen during my tour of the Outdoor Classroom. This young chef announced her “soup” was ready and insisted that I try some. She held up a wobbly spoon filled with rocks and mud and awaited my response. She was...

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Let’s Play: Creating Outdoor PLAY Spaces

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

        Let’s Play! Creating Outdoor Play Spaces How do children express their ideas? Where do children PLAY? What is PLAY to children? How can we inspire thinking for diverse learners? The dictionary defines play as, ” The general word for any such form of activity, often undirected, spontaneous, or random: Childhood should be a time of play.” How do children express their ideas?  There are a million ways children express their ideas, feelings, and thoughts. When children are given permission to express their ideas, they grow into their own deeper connection to their...

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MATH OUTDOORS: Symmetrical vs. Asymmetrical

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

MATH OUTDOORS: Symmetrical vs. Asymmetrical What is more scary? A Symmetrical face or Asymmetrical face. Want to learn more about how to use MATH OUTDOORS? Check out the professional development workshops offered by Outdoor Classrooms.com. Learn more HERE.  ...

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