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Teaching Seasons and Months Using A Busy Year

Teaching Seasons and Months Using A Busy Year

Teaching Seasons and Months Using A Busy Year is a collection of mostly FREE resources for teaching seasons and months based on this wonderful picture book.

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Earth Day Resources for Kids – Books/Projects/Food and More!

Earth Day Resources for Kids – Books/Projects/Food and More!

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd with events worldwide in support of the environment, as well as to raise awareness for the environmental care and protection of our planet. This is a great time to celebrate nature, the earth, and teach our kids about how we can help preserve our planet. This Earth(…)

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North American Bird Nature Study

North American Bird Nature Study

Springtime is big nature study time in our house. The winter months are cold here so we tend to hibernate a little, but as soon as spring hits we can’t wait to get outside. One of our most favorite things to do is check out the birds in our area. It is very simple to(…)

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Teach Bugs and Insects Using Eric Carle Books

Teach Bugs and Insects Using Eric Carle Books

If you have young children, I am sure you have seen at least one Eric Carle book. The illustrations are brightly colored and very distinguishable. We love them so much that I created Bug & Insect Units around some of them. It is fun and engaging to teach bugs and insects using Eric Carle books!(…)

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All About Bees Unit Study

All About Bees Unit Study

Spring is here and the bees have been invading us all around!  It has given us the perfect opportunity to learn about them.  Since we collected resources, and learned about them ourselves, I thought I would share our All About Bees Unit Study for others to enjoy. Like with most of our unit studies these(…)

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A Spring Chalk Pastels Art Tutorial & Spring Nature Study Resources

A Spring Chalk Pastels Art Tutorial & Spring Nature Study Resources

Here in New York spring is coming around late as usual.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare to get outside and explore nature!  While others actually get to get outside to see bird nests, we are just creating them in art class!  Using the Spring Chalk Pastels Art Tutorial from Southern Hodgepodge we have(…)

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Christmas Tree Science ~ Resources for Studying Conifers

Christmas Tree Science ~ Resources for Studying Conifers

Each year we set out about 3 weeks before Christmas to cut down our Christmas tree.  Check out our Christmas Tree Memories to get a look at what a fun experience it can be to cut down your own tree.  We bundle up and head out to a local tree farm where you can find a(…)

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Fall Nature Walk – Scavenger Hunt Lists & Resources

Fall Nature Walk – Scavenger Hunt Lists & Resources

FALL is here! Fall is here! While summer is my favorite season, fall takes a close second! The changing colors, pumpkins, fresh donuts and cider, apple picking, hay rides, & more make fall a fun time of year here in New York. This is the time to put on long sleeves, some good sneakers and(…)

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A Bug/Insect Unit Using Eric Carle Books ~ The Very Quiet Cricket

A Bug/Insect Unit Using Eric Carle Books ~ The Very Quiet Cricket

Two weeks ago I shared The Grouchy Ladybug portion of our Bug/Insect Unit Study. Then last week we continued our Bug/Insect Unit, entering the world of spiders. This week we are learning about crickets, enjoying The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle, and also comparing/contrasting crickets to grasshoppers. The Very Quiet Cricket Storybook: The Very(…)

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A Bug/Insect Unit Using Eric Carle Books ~ The Very Busy Spider

A Bug/Insect Unit Using Eric Carle Books ~ The Very Busy Spider

Last week I shared The Grouchy Ladybug portion of our Bug/Insect Unit Study. As we continue with our Bug/Insect Unit we enter the world of spiders, beginning with reading The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. Spider Facts: All spiders have 8 legs All spiders make silk in their bodies which is used to spin(…)

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A Bug/Insect Unit Using Eric Carle Books ~ The Grouchy Ladybug

A Bug/Insect Unit Using Eric Carle Books ~ The Grouchy Ladybug

Ava and I are working our way through a bug/insect unit using Eric Carle books. Homeschoolshare has a bunch of great lapbooks for these books which has been our stemming point. From there we also really like Enchanted Learning and First School for information and printables. Check in over the coming weeks for the rest(…)

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Robins – Outdoor Hour Nature Challenge #2

Robins – Outdoor Hour Nature Challenge #2

The Handbook of Nature Study blog is the home of the weekly Outdoor Hour Challenge which encourages families to enjoy the nature in their own backyards through simple activities and nature journals. A global community of families link up with the Outdoor Hour Challenge community in a monthly newsletter and blog carnival.   Outdoor Hour(…)

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