This video segment from Between the Lions uses a fun hip-hop song about names to highlight the /uh/ sound that the letter u makes and to boost phonemic awareness--an understanding of the sounds within words.
While taking a walk around their school, neighborhood, park, or nature trail, ...
While taking a walk around their school, neighborhood, park, or nature trail, students (suggested ages 3-8) will be challenged to create a map of the 'nature treasures' they discover. Students will make thumbnail sketches and brief descriptive notes of what they observe.
This activity is adapted from "Nature's Treasure Map" (page 34) found in "Opening the World Through Nature Journaling" a curriculum by Jack Laws, that integrates science, art and writing for grade 4-8 classroom.