Moon journals writing art and inquiry through focused nature study

We have schools because we do not live in an ideal world. By participating in nature photography activities and birdwatching over the year, for approximately — hours, that is another easy way to grant high school credit. Nature Cards — A Small Business Project My teen learned how to make and sell nature cards by studying resources online, and by meeting with friends who had done this type of project in the past.

This is why the typical elementary school child spends approximately 30 hours per week watching television--adventure and high emotion. Regie knows literacy instruction.

Moon Journals demonstrates a process that begins with questions that grow out of a close look at the moon what are the spots on the moon? Please verify cost before checkout.

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When making decisions in language arts, an administrator can be guided by a set of tenets for curriculum, instruction, and assessment Bush, ; Sanacore, Focus on ways to build observation of variety and change into any subject matter.

The reader follows along as the children and teachers conduct an in-depth study of one aspect of nature and relate it to their everyday lives through journals, multimedia art, creative poems and reflections about the moon. This might be one of the most helpful books for reading teachers on the market today.

I share more information on assigning high school credit on my blog. And he just happens to be the keynote speaker at our Winter Connectivity conferenceso get registered today! This is a great addition to your classroom integrated library to encourage a growth mindset!

One of our greatest sources of wonder-the moon-becomes the focus of a classroom inquiry in this vivid illustration of integrated curriculum at its finest.

Inshe accepted a position teaching kindergarten and first grade students in Australia. And the class was off: She earned her Masters degree in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music and has over a decade of experience in the elementary general music classroom.

Great to hang on a wall in a visible space and use for partner work, station rotations, etc. As the students experiment with multiple forms of composition, they begin to make sense of the world-and their place in it-in surprising ways.

Questioning for Classroom Discussion: If children are placed in a school environment that is filled with high-interest books and offers them multiple opportunities to communicate their ideas and feelings, will they thereby learn the language skills, the thinking strategies, the study skills, and the cultural information that they need for a successful life?

As the students experiment with multiple forms of composition, they begin to make sense of the world-and their place in it-in surprising ways. Colliding Worlds Arthur Miller: Shipping prices may be approximate. They were also thematic, so every time we changed units I had to recreate all my centers.

Cooperative Leadership Is an Asset. We started trying to figure out the world together. Using examples from electronic hypertexts and other forms of visual literature, the paper then proposes two strategies on how writing can be taught through reading in relation to semiotic theories.

The Fred Hechinger Award, presented in November at the NWP Annual Meeting, was established in by the NWP and the Center for the Study of Writing as a way of recognizing outstanding teachers who have successfully translated writing research into classroom practice.

Who would need schools when all learning is naturally prompted and entirely integrated? Note cards can also be done through — drawings, paintings, stamping, or collage.

Thesis, Fort Hays State University. Here, teachers Joni Chancer and Gina Rester-Zodrow recount how their students observed the moon's transit for twenty-eight days, recording their impressions in written and illustrated records called "Moon Journals.

Moon Journals was written primarily for K-8 teachers, but it can also be used in high school and even at home. Please share that in the comments, as they can be such an encouragement to other homeschool families.

About ten years ago, Chancer went through a major professional and personal change. Moon Journals was written primarily for K-8 teachers, but it can also be used in high school and even at home.

The author of Eat, Pray, Love shares her perspective on what it is to be creative and discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Fairy Dust Teaching by Sally Haughey — Sally is a kindergarten teacher who is super-creative and inspiring! We cannot be sure exactly what curriculum focus she and her students will be immersed in next month or next year.

Each is illustrated with samples from actual Moon Journals and each includes easy-to-follow, step-by step instructions for reproduction in the classroom. This book is an intriguing combination of process and product, clearly delineating the beginning, development and extended applications of this nature study project.

As the students experiment with multiple forms of composition, they begin to make sense of the world-and their place in it-in surprising ways. CopyrightGale Group.In another example, two elementary school teachers describe how they conducted an inquiry class by getting their students to study the moon every night for one month and writing journal entries based on what they saw (Rester-Zodrow & Chancer, ).

Students were asked to not only record their findings in words but also to sketch and draw their. Online version: Art--Study and teaching (Elementary) Schriftlicher Ausdruck Heinemann nhu Mond Moon Schu??ler Moon journals: writing, art, and inquiry through focused nature study pt.

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