Trying to incorporate more Common Core lessons? How about uniting Common Core with the outdoors? This article will help you to do just that by providing wonderful ideas that your students will benefit from and remember for years to come. Enjoy!
Science, of course, is a subject which lends itself so well to the outdoors. This list is full of ideas that involve weather, water, measurements, volcanos, rockets, flowers...be prepared to have a very enjoyable school day without a major clean-up afterwards!
This is a very interesting article about schools that either incorporate large amounts of outdoor teaching time or are completely outdoors. Read up on the benefits of this kind of education and see why it is actually really important. This article certainly makes me feel motivated to at least get my students outside more regularly!
Bring math outdoors and allow your students to have a hands-on memorable lesson! This lesson plan is for teaching symmetry and is meant for use outside. Use this plan or let it be the inspiration for your own take on outdoor math.
This is another great resource packed with things to consider and ways to have fun, meaningful learning experiences outside. One important tip shared here: reminding the students that this is different from recess time. Another great suggestion is reading The Lorax to students outside...a perfect tie-in to Earth Day as well!
Here are some practical tips to ensure a successful foray into the great outdoors. There are some excellent ideas as well as some important factors to consider too. Start here to make sure you have all of the basics covered.