Naturally Teaching

An elementary teacher science blog

Read this guide to learn about the global citizen science project the Great Backyard Bird Count and how you and your students can get involved with it
The Great Backyard Bird Count: How to Take Part for Elementary Teachers

Have you ever looked at your assigned standards and thought, “what on Earth am I going to do to achieve this goal with my elementary students?” If we’re being honest, that’s how I feel about some of the social studies standards… Even with a science degree, I took a look at the Next Generation Science […]

Read this guide to learn the answers to the question "how do you celebrate the winter solstice with elementary students?"
How Do You Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Elementary Students?

How do you celebrate the winter solstice with elementary students? And why do we celebrate the winter solstice? Celebrating the winter solstice instead of Christmas can help to encompass all of your students, regardless of their traditions and beliefs. The winter solstice is something that everyone on Earth experiences and can create unity in your […]

Read this guide to learn about teaching the season transition to winter in elementary school and how it relates to your weather unit
A Helpful Guide to Teaching the Season Transition to Winter

Teaching the season transition from fall to winter is a great way to continue the weather studies your kindergarteners or 3rd graders started at the beginning of the school year. Winter is unique in each region and will have its own set of weather patterns to be studied. By studying your local winter weather, your […]

Answers to 7 frequently asked questions to help with weather teaching in elementary school
Answers to 7 FAQs to Help with Your Weather Teaching in Elementary School

Are you weather teaching in your kindergarten or 3rd grade classroom? Learning about weather can be one of your students’ favorite times of the year because it comes with interesting science tools, learning outdoors, and fun crafts. But what is weather? What are the factors that make weather? How do you explain climate and weather […]

Read this guide to learn about teaching about fall in elementary school and how it relates to your weather unit
A Helpful Guide to Teaching About Fall in Elementary School

Teaching about fall is a great way to start off the school year for your kindergarteners or 3rd graders that are studying weather patterns. Fall is unique in each region and will have its own set of weather patterns to be studied; by studying your local fall weather, your students are getting to use real-world […]

Four different pictures of the same forest in the four different seasons.
A Helpful Introduction for Teachers Teaching the Four Seasons in School

Teaching the four seasons is tied to the Next Generation Science Standards in Kindergarten and 3rd grade. Both grades look at weather patterns over time which can be accomplished when teachers collect and analyze local weather data. When teaching the four seasons, topics to cover include how the seasons change, what happens with the sun, […]

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