Group Title: Environmental teaching plans
Title: Little things I know
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Title: Little things I know
Series Title: Environmental teaching plans
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Language: English
Creator: St. Croix Environmental Education Team
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Place of Publication: Frederiksted, VI
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Volume ID: VID00008
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E.T. A LOCAL WAY OF LEARNING


Title: LITTLE THINGS I KNOW
Author: Environmental Education Team,
Eulalie R. Rivera
Grade Level: K-2

Concepts: Disciplines:
1. Sun Energy 1. Social Studies
2. Ecosystem 2. Science
6. Natural Resources 3. Language Arts
4. Art and Music
Objective:

Primary students will recognize things in nature by checking, coloring, or collecting things
appropriate to a set of pictures or activity boxes on a worksheet.

Rationale:

If youngsters can begin to recognize early things in nature, they may grow up to be more aware
of, find beauty in, and appreciation for things around them. Give them freedom to color and
collect as befits their perception of things--and be imaginative in your own perception of what
they do. So what if a mongoose is purple--wouldn't it be nice if there were purple mongooses?

Materials Needed:

1. Provide each student with the activity sheets; something firm to draw on, and have
them take along a box of colors.
2. Several children could be "glue people" with a small container of Elmer's School
Glue to be available to children when they need to collect soil samples or some
smelly things.

Directions/Activity:

1. When first outdoors, have students do "What's The Weather Like"-Worksheet 1.
Explain that they should color the pictures that they think best describe what the
weather is like; using a color that is best for the pictures they choose.

2. Take a walk with the class past the main buildings and around the yard to include any
planted area to a grassy area. In the grassy area, sit down and ask the children to check
the things they saw and color them. When starting the walk, ask children to look
around carefully and to remember what they saw. Use Worksheet 2.

3. Have the children find four (4) different leaves on the campus. (A set of four for each
team of 4-5 students.) Pass them around, and have each one trace all four on Worksheet
3 and color them.









4. In the grassy area, what other things can they find? Do not pick, just have them check
the correct boxes on Worksheet 4. In a group, have students share the different things
they saw.

5. This is the glue sheet Worksheet 5 children should find something that smells and
glue a small piece of it in the spot marked for it. On the other spot, they should spread
some glue on a small area and sprinkle some soil over the glue. Try to find some
different kinds around the grassy area. You can talk about why there are different
kinds.

6. If you have a good day--the worksheets could make a nice bulletin board display back
in school.







Little Things I know.
What's the Weather Like?


4


LONG SHADOWS?


COLD?


Name
Worksheet 1


SHORT SHADOWS?


WARM?









E.T.
LITTLE THINGS I KNOW

SOME THINGS I SAW.....


SIGN?






PLANTER?
PLANTER?














BIRD?


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ANT HILL?


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NAME


WORKSHEET 2


TREE?









NEST?

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FROG?


LAGPLE
FLAGPOLE?


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Little Things I Know
Worksheet 3 Leaves


Name


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E.T. NAME
LITTLE THINGS I KNOW
WORKSHEET 4
IN THE MEADOW.


SEEDS?


STONES?


CHECK THE BOX (X) IF YOU SEE THESE THINGS IN THE MEADOW.


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Little Things I Know


HOW DO I SMELL?


Name


Worksheet 5


THE GROUND AND ME?





















PLACE SOME GLUE ON THE PAPER AND SPRINKLE SOME GROUND ON IT
WHAT KINDS ARE THERE?




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