Keeping kids’ attention is hard enough, but what do you do on those days when the weather is perfect and no one – including you – wants to be inside?
Happily, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the beauties of summer and teach valuable skills at the same time.
Get Inspired by Your Surroundings
Teaching language arts? Use the outdoors to inspire new writing assignments. Have students write poetry about the weather, or take them on a “field trip” to the playground or field and then have students write about something they observe. It’s great practice for using adjectives and writing description. Or be creative: have students observe ants, snails, birds, or other animals and then write a “day in the life” from the animal/insect’s perspective.
Sidewalk Chalk Activities
Sidewalk chalk can be a useful tool on a nice day, no matter what age your students are. Here are a few ways to use the sidewalk chalk medium for your learning activities.
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