Sheila Falgout

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Recent Posts by Sheila

Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:00 PM in Traits in 5th grade
What a great website! I bookmarked it right away, because I saw lessons that I will use for my 4th graders, too. Thank you for sharing.

Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:58 PM in Traits in 5th grade
Jaimie, I love this idea! I think our 5th grade students will be very excited to express what they know in this way. I actually teach art to lower grade students, so I have all the materials I need, including the multi-cultural crayons and markers. Thank you so much for sharing!

Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:35 PM in Hands-on activities for studying fossils
This website is perfect! Thank you so much for sharing it with me.

Recent Reviews by Sheila

Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:48 PM
4 Outdoor Classrooms article is inspiring!
I have just read Sarah Haines article, Outdoor Classroom – Planning Makes Perfect and am inspired to put a team together and create an outdoor classroom at my school. Ms. Haines did a great job of explaining that an “outdoor classroom can foster many kinds of active learning across the curriculum…” an important component for whole-school support. She also shared that one can be created even in urban areas with planters, hanging feeders or on a rooftop. She gave the great suggestion, which I had not thought about, to be sure to check, when getting administrative approval and support, to be sure that the planned area is not being considered for future construction! One obvious stumbling block for so many projects of this type is funding. Ms. Haines provided some great tips to find local, community and parent support / funding for outdoor classrooms. This has the added advantage of providing all-important buy-in. When the parents and neighbors help plant and pay for the gardens, they stand a much greater chance of being maintained. If you start with a well thought-out plan, include administration, faculty, students and the community; a great outdoor classroom can become a vital part of any school.