Saturday, February 17, 2018

Stop Telling Kids to "Be Careful" and What to Say Instead
from Backwoods Mama Feb 2018

What To Do and Say Instead
  • Stop
  • Breathe
  • Reflect
  • Respond
Fostering Awareness
Try saying:
  • Notice how… these rocks are slippery, the log is rotten, that branch is strong.
  • Do you see… the poison ivy, your friends nearby?
  • Try moving… your feet slowly, carefully, quickly, strongly.
  • Try using your… hands, feet, arms, legs.
  • Can you hear… the rushing water, the singing birds, the wind?
  • Do you feel… stable on that rock, the heat from the fire?
  • Are you feeling… scared, excited, tired, safe?
Encourage Problem Solving
Help them out by asking:
  • What’s your plan… if you climb that boulder, cross that log?
  • What can you use… to get across, for your adventure?
  • Where will you… put that rock, climb that tree, dig that hole?
  • How will you…. get down, go up, get across?
  • Who will… be with you, go with you, help you if?

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

National Marine Sanctuaries

Our national marine sanctuaries are located in four regions: West Coast; Pacific Islands ; Northeast and Great Lakes; and Southeast. The website even includes Virtual Dives so you can explore under the sea without getting wet! There is also a Library that includes educational resources for students and teachers, games and activities, scholarships, programs and lots more.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016