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If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, How Many Lessons is That?

July 6, 2014

racoon pup

Summer is upon us and I know I have seen some great images and comments from fellow educators from cottages, beaches, canoes and trails.

It is a time to relax and to to unwind and I certainly do not begrudge anyone for wanting that time with family, friends, flora or fauna.

But if it is so stress relieving to you – I wonder – can you bring a small piece of it back to the classroom in September? Can your morning bell work be done as students await for the morning announcements with the sounds of the cottage birds playing in the background using a recording or a Vine such as this one of the Wood Trushes?

Perhaps you can give students a visual and have them use an App like ScreenChomper to point out various identification features of the American Toad.

Be it an insect study …

Ctenucha forester moth

Or studies in light with some great sunsets from your summer …

Island Lake Sunset

By bringing a bit of your summer back with you for the classroom you can make use of some great summer memories for building your own library of every day environmental education sensory tools.

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