Posts made in September, 2017

5 Tips for Choosing a Sit Spot: Become a Naturalist Yourself

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

5 Tips for Choosing a Sit Spot Become a Naturalist Yourself I have started reading To Look Closely: Science and Literacy in the Natural World by Laurie Rubin. It is filled with stories about a year-long stream study that Ms. Rubin does with her second-grade class. I am loving the book so far and am finding myself writing notes on all over the pages. Chapter 1 is called Ten Tips for Getting Started in Nature Study. Although I see myself as a Natural Teacher already, I found Rubin’s stories to be incredibly inspirational. She talks about the importance of “lingering in the natural...

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My Friday Five Garden Journal

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

My Friday Five Garden Journal 5 Things that made me smile this week With so many natural disasters happening now, I have been especially thankful to have family safe and near me. I have been feeling gratitude for the little things like electricity, hot water and the ability to walk out my front door and pick a tomato. My heart goes out to all those that have been affected by the recent hurricanes. May we all work together to continue to plant seeds of inspiration to make this a better world for our children. A few things that made me smile this week…. Sunday, September 17, 2017:...

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3 Tips for Creating an Outdoor Gathering Place

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

3 Tips for Creating an Outdoor Gathering Place Do you have a gathering place in your classroom? Is it on a rug with a calendar? A weather chart? Do you have a pile of rug squares for children to sit on? What about your Outdoor Classroom? Do you have a space to gather children and discuss what the outdoor lesson will be for the day? Or do children enter the outdoor space and immediately set off to run, jump and play? Do they ever settle into an Outdoor Learning Station? A good place to start is creating an Outdoor Gathering Place.  This area is a vital element to the Outdoor Classroom....

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3 Tips to Welcome Visitors to Your Outdoor Classroom

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

3 Tips to Welcome Visitors to Your Outdoor Classroom How do you welcome visitors to your Outdoor Garden space? What do you want visitors to feel upon arriving in your Outdoor Classroom? Are you going for a “wow” factor, a place for learning or simply to for visitors to feel connected to Nature? Do you have a sign that invites visitors in? Is it clear what they should do once they arrive in your Outdoor Classroom? 3 Tips to Welcome Visitors to Your Outdoor Classroom    TIP 1: THE WELCOME SIGN: There is nothing more inviting than a Welcome sign! A Welcome sign is an invitation. A...

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