I don’t want to make it seem that at all times all of the children in my class bend down with magnifying glasses to examine things closely, sketch images of what they see, thoughtfully investigate how fungi propagate, or discuss the many purposes of a nurse log. I want to be clear.
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Sigh, I love fairies (they are real, right?). I choose to disregard some folklore and believe that all fairies are wonderful, kind creatures.
To me, getting dirty is essential for having loads of fun outside.
Wise teachers have told me that everything we do as a teacher is rooted in our history, our beliefs, and our passions. To understand the decisions we make as a teacher, we have to dig deep into ourselves.
I don’t usually have a lesson plan when I venture out into the forest with my K/1’s.