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Great Lessons in the Great Outdoors

It's springtime! The weather is (hopefully) beautiful, students and teachers alike would love to spend more time outdoors and the world beyond the classroom is full of learning opportunities. Why not bring your class outside for some lessons and embrace this great season? Check out the resources below for some new ideas about how to make the outdoors work for you and your class.
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Great Lessons in the Great Outdoors
  • hepg.org
    hepg.org

    Take the Common Core Outdoors

    6 minute read
    Melissa Williams says:
    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-sparks.com
    science-sparks.com

    Science Sparks

    7 minute read
    Melissa Williams says:
    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!
  • socialstudiesforkids.com
    socialstudiesforkids.com

    Taking Outdoor Education Up a Notch

    6 minute read
    Melissa Williams says:
    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!
  • really-learn-english.com
    really-learn-english.com

    Fun English Activities outside the Classroom

    5 minute read
    Melissa Williams says:
    I love these ideas for bringing your English class outside. They are adaptable for all early years grades and your students will love it!
  • busyteacher.org
    busyteacher.org

    Spring Is All Around: How To Teach Outdoors English Lessons

    7 minute read
    Melissa Williams says:
    This article lists several useful ideas for activities that can be done outdoors. Most could happen right on school grounds, making these options easy and enjoyable for everyone.
  • creativestarlearning.co.uk
    creativestarlearning.co.uk

    Wet Weather Nature Symmetry Circles

    7 minute read
    Melissa Williams says:
    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.
  • plt.org
    plt.org

    Every Student Learns Outside®

    5 minute read
    Melissa Williams says:
    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!
  • humankinetics.com
    humankinetics.com

    Tips for teaching in the outdoors

    5 minute read
    Melissa Williams says:
    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.
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BloomBoard Asks:What is the best thing about holding a class outside? Do you have any unique outdoor lesson ideas?