Teaching my students all about nature!
Many kids today don't get to go out into nature much. It is too bad, because when I was growing up, I remember running around outside from after breakfast till the streetlights came on! We caught crayfish and minnows from ponds, went exploring in the woods, tried to catch birds, picked berries, built tree houses and had great times in the outdoors. These days we have to take our kids on field trips to get these types of experiences. In our area we take a field trip out to the woods where our kids get to ride in a boat, catch critters from a river, hold snakes, turtles, gators and chicks, learn to use a compass, build a shelter and run around in the woods. Many of my students have never done anything like this in their life! They ask a million questions, take two million pictures with their cell phones and have the time of their middle school lives! What are you doing to introduce your kids to nature?