Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Let's Celebrate Our National Parks With Deeper Learning

This year, we are celebrating the centennial of the National Parks Service. This is an opportunity for students and adults to learn more about our national parks and what we can do to preserve our natural resources and national treasures. The National Park Service is encouraging people to discover a park near them and become involved through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Saving Our Monarchs - 5 Ways Students Can Get Involved

The fall migration of the Monarch butterfly has begun. The Monarch butterflies are now migrating from Canada to the warmer climate of Mexico. Did you know that they travel about 3,000 miles and up to 500 miles a day? Austin falls in the path of the monarchs traveling south. So, it's important to get involved and for us to do our part to save our Monarchs.

Our Monarch Butterfly population is declining. Students can learn different ways they can help in this blog post. I've shared my Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle Unit and Project Based Learning Unit.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Apples to the Core: Apple Life Cycle With Freebie

September is the time to learn about the apple life cycle. I've listed a few engaging activities for your students. This post comes with a FREEBIE.

Did you know that there are over 2,500 different varieties of apples? They come in shades of yellow, red, and green and they are grown in all 50 states. There are also many learning activities that can be focused around this delicious and healthful fruit.
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