Saturday, July 14, 2012

Quotes to Wonder about...

"If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." ~ Rachel Carson

Other wonder~ful quotes to inspire:

"Never lose the child  like wonder. It's just too important. It's what drives us." Randy Pausch

"Wondering's healthy. Broadens the mind. Opens you up to all sorts of stray thoughts and possibilities." Charles de Lint

"Wonder is the beginning of wisdom." Greek proverb

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." ~Rachel Carson

Friday, July 13, 2012


I'm taking a professional training course this summer about Curriculum Blueprinting. One of our tasks was to define our 5 Core Values. As I went through the process, I realized that all five of my top values are nutured and supported by my time spent outdoors, and that my children get to experience these values in an authentic way during our playtime outdoors!


And the value that I want to nuture the most in my teaching this year is WONDER!

My inspired teaching purpose:
Connecting children to nature so that they learn to wonder, ponder, and explore!

How about you...what are your top core values?!

Time to Reconnect

Nature Loving Kids ~~ oh my sweet neglected blog. Hope my 15 followers are all doing well since my last post!

It's summer and my family and I are savoring every day together. By far the best perk of teaching is having the summer off to reconnect with family. It isn't 'escaping' from the classroom but rather, finding the outdoor classroom again with my own family. The classroom that needs no lesson plan....just a sense of wonder and taking the time to reconnect to nature.
Ahhh~~~ summer!