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Make nature an integral part of the classroom! With rising childhood obesity rates and childrens heavy use of electronics, the need for quality time in nature is greater than ever. Put away gadgets, turn off screens, and discover all that the natural world has to offer.
Celebrate Nature! is filled with hands-on activities to revive childrens connections with nature. Each seasonal sectionautumn, winter, spring, and summerintroduces seven themes with countless ways to integrate nature into the classroom. Chapters encourage reflection of your own memories of the seasons and provide activities that address science and discovery, math, blocks and building, language arts, reading, writing, dramatic play, art, and music. Also included are sample letters and suggested at-home activities to support family participation in this important learning.
Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh is a pre-kindergarten teacher and certified K12 art teacher. She leads workshops and seminars focused on the topics of balance, wellness, and educating today's youth.
Create meaningful learning experiences for every season with Celebrate Nature , an activity book designed to help children ages three to eight reconnect with nature and promote their creativity. Each season--fall, winter, spring, and summer--introduces new themes, such as pumpkins, animal tracks, seeds, and the sun. Each theme provides early childhood educators with ideas to integrate nature into the classroom through song, dramatic play, science discovery activities, language arts projects, and block building. Also included are sample letters to families to strengthen the home-school connection.
Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh is a pre-kindergarten teacher and certified K-12 art teacher. She leads workshops and seminars focused on the topics of balance, wellness, and educating today's youth.
These seasonal indoor and outdoor activities help children respect nature, think creatively, and discover balance and wellness.
About the Author
Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh: Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh is a pre-kindergarten teacher and a certified K-12 art teacher. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education, a master's degree in education, and a certificate in experiential therapy.