Posts made in November, 2017

A Visit to The Parker River Community Preschool

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 3 comments

Adding Nature Study Inside and Out A Visit to The Parker River Community Preschool ” A child has a hundred languages, a hundred hands, a hundred thoughts, a hundred ways of thinking, of playing, of speaking…and a hundred, hundred more. ~ Loris Malaguzzi Today I had the pleasure of visiting the Parker River Community Preschool. This program is a Reggio inspired preschool & kindergarten for children 15 months through 6+ years. Both the indoor and outdoor learning environments are nature-based offering children a multitude of options for hands-on learning and play. Come join me...

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Time Management & Vision Boards for Outdoor Classrooms

Posted by on Nov 26, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Time Management & Vision Boards for Outdoor Classrooms This past month I have been busy planning the upcoming 2018 year for outdoor-classrooms.com. It has been especially exciting because I have been learning new methods for time management, vision boards and how these techniques can make all the difference when working in an Outdoor Classroom. #1: My 2018 Sticky Note Project Plan My Sticky Note Project Plan was inspired by Jennifer Lee.  Mapping out every month with upcoming projects, e-courses, on-site workshops and retreats have been exhilarating.  I am a creative and having a huge...

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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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