I’ve been asked to start posting some simple lessons teachers can use for their online learning. So here I go….
Happy Earth Day, everyone! But as I tell my students “Everyday is Earth Day!” We should not just be acknowledging and giving thank to the Earth once a year – but every single day!
In honour of Earth Day, I’m excited to share this new book “The Hike” by Alison Farrell , Published by Chronicle Books. (I have checked and there are several versions of this book being read aloud on YouTube). I love hiking and I LOVE this book! Not only is it written in beautiful, lyrical language with adorable illustrations, but it inspires children to get outside and notice things around them. What I love most is that there are examples of “sketchbook notes” directly in the book, perfect for linking to scientific observation and teaching labelled diagrams. There is also a surprise hidden under the jacket cover!
Why not invite your students to go on a walk or hike with their family to celebrate Earth day and create some field notes about the wonderful examples of nature they see? Maybe everyone in the family can add one page of field notes! And it doesn’t have to be a hike – this book is proof that epic things can happen right in your own backyard!
Happy Earth Day, everyone!
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