Category Archives: Science and Nature Study

Simple Learning Ideas for April Holidays, Units and Famous Birthdays

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April is full of fun learning opportunities such as National Poetry Month, Arbor Day, and John James Audubon’s birthday. Here are some simple and creative ideas to use this month! National Poetry Month National Poetry Month is a great time to introduce children to the world of poetry. By starting with engaging poems, there is […]

Arbor Day KWL – Graphic Organizers for Arbor Day Unit

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It’s time to celebrate Arbor Day! Get your celebration off to a great start with this ready to go KWL! A KWL is a quick and easy way to help your students focus on the topic at hand and makes it easy for you to assess your students’ prior knowledge and determine what they have […]

Trees KWL – Two Graphic Organizers for Tree Unit Study

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Get your tree unit off to a great start with this ready to go KWL! A KWL is a quick and easy way to help your students focus on the topic at hand and makes it easy for you to assess your students’ prior knowledge and determine what they have learned. These easy-to-use graphic organizers […]

Flowers and Plants Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Board, Games, Circle Time

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Flowers and Plants Fun Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. One teacher shared: “My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. If I forget to […]

Butterfly Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Board, Games

Butterfly Fun Fact Cards - Unit Extension, Bulletin Board, Games, Circle Time

Butterfly Fun Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. One teacher shared: “My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. If I forget to read one, […]

Farm Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension, Bulletin Board, Games, Circle Time

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Farm Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. One teacher shared: “My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. If I forget to read one, they […]

Birds Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension, Bulletin Board, Games, Circle Time

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Birds Fun Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. One teacher shared: “My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. If I forget to read one, […]

How I Teach Science – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years

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My approach to science in our relaxed homeschooling family has been very relaxed. My philosophy is that all children really need in early elementary is exposure to science topics and to develop a healthy curiosity about the world around them. If a child is curious, she will learn plenty even in an unstructured way. We […]

Ocean Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Boards, Games, Circle Time

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Take you students exploring in the ocean! Ocean Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. One teacher shared: “My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. […]

Penguin Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Boards, Games, Circle Time

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Who doesn’t love penguins? Children love learning about these cute birds. Penguin Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. One teacher shared: “My kids are addicted to reading these […]