Naturally Teaching

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Read this interview to learn about the conservation implications for using a raising butterflies kit in your elementary classroom
A Raising Butterflies Kit for the Classroom: A Conservation Conversation

If you’ve thought about adding a raising butterflies kit to your list of activities this year, you’ll want to read this article first! While these kits have great reviews and many teachers praise their benefits in the classroom, there’s a bigger picture to consider. I had the opportunity to interview Jenn Kirts and Michelle Fournier […]

Read this guide for alternative Valentine's Day party ideas including activities, snacks, and crafts
Beyond Hearts and Cupids: A Guide to Alternative Valentine’s Day Parties for Elementary Teachers

Planning a fun and engaging classroom celebration poses a unique challenge for elementary teachers, unless you decide to plan an alternative Valentine’s Day experience for your students. In this guide, we’ll transform your Valentine’s Day party into an educational experience, exploring engaging activities and creative crafts that align with your science curriculum. Let’s redefine classroom […]

Read this guide to about winter gear for your students to use during outdoor education time
Winter Gear Wisdom: A Practical Guide for Elementary Outdoor Education

Delving into the realm of winter gear for outdoor learning, elementary teachers often find themselves facing the challenge of ensuring their students are adequately dressed for the season. This guide aims to unravel the complexities surrounding winter gear, ensuring students are well-prepared and enthusiastic about outdoor learning during the winter season. What is the weather […]

Read this guide to learn tips to begin teaching about matter in winter with your elementary students
Snowy Science: A Guide to Teaching About Matter in Winter

Sometimes teaching about matter can be intimidating and challenging. It’s an abstract concept that educators have the difficult task of teaching to young children. This guide to teaching matter in winter will hopefully give you some ideas for leveraging the season to help you fulfill your curricular goals in an impactful and engaging way while […]

Read this list to find snow books to read to your students
12 Snow Books to Support Your Elementary Curriculum

Picture books are an amazing way to learn about the world and can be an invaluable tool for introducing children to scientific skills and concepts. This list of snow books includes 12 titles that can help with your weather units, states of matter studies, and your water cycle units.  By reading some of these books […]

If you're talking about turkey facts this November check out this article and how it can help you in your elementary classroom
Talking About Turkey Facts: 10 Things to Know Before Thanksgiving

Talking about turkey facts is a regular occurrence in classrooms come November in the United States. But do you have the facts to keep your kiddos interested? I have uncovered answers for you for 10 of the most searched terms about wild turkeys. If you want to talk about turkey facts with your students this […]

Read this list to find instructive picture books on pumpkins to read to your students
12 Instructive Picture Books on Pumpkins for Elementary Students

Picture books are an amazing way to learn about the world and can be an invaluable tool for introducing children to scientific skills and concepts. This list of picture books on pumpkins includes 12 titles that introduce pumpkins, pumpkin life cycles, and scientific studies that use pumpkins and their parts.  By reading some of these […]

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