By Daniel A. Kriesberg

ISBN-10: 1563085658

ISBN-13: 9781563085659

Celebrating within reach nature and the marvels of our personal backyards, this booklet is helping you introduce young children to the realm round them. With caliber kid's literature and straightforward actions, you could domesticate a kid's experience of ask yourself and pleasure and train her or him the significance of residing in concord with nature. those initiatives span the curriculum and are provided in reproducible layout, so they are effortless to exploit. Highlighting the 5 senses (sight, sound, odor, style, touch), they construct connections among scholars and the land and create in younger rookies a feeling of place-a actual necessity for dwelling on the planet at the present time. Grades K-6.

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With detailed black­and­white drawings, Lionni reminds us that pebbles, like clouds, can have all sorts of shapes and patterns that look like animals, letters, people, and more.  Thank you.  This book will inspire journal entries.  Mike Wimmer's illustrations recreate the beauty of farm life.  Even rain doesn't ruin his adventure.  Just as they turn to leave, an eagle dives down and snatches a fish.  Jessie writes back explaining all the wonders of the place where she spends her summers. The letter format is a good model for the children to use as a journal entry or an actual letter to a friend or relative about the place in which they live.

This is an important adaptation because the teeth wear down gnawing through hard shells.  By burying acorns, they help oak trees spread their seeds.  Seeds are dispersed by wind, water, and animals.  Find seeds in the fall, and the students can guess how they are dispersed. Plants must produce many extra seeds because most of them end up in places they cannot grow.  They overpopulate the habitat due to the lack of competition.  It takes a long time for soil to form.  This can also lead to a discussion of the animals that used to live in the area and are now extinct.

The list may include island, peninsula, bay, sound, valley, canyon, river, stream, pond, isthmus, hill, archipelago, mountains, plateau, estuary, and so on.  The town clerk, local historians, and the library are all sources of information.  Each feature should be labeled and named by the student.  You can easily explain some of the basic factors effecting climate.  Give the children a chance to find the pattern before explaining it to them.  A city in North Dakota has much wider temperature swings than a city on the East Coast at the same latitude.

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