Fall 2020


For the Fall of 2020, I am creating a special program for grades K-3 with a nature based, curriculum focused package.  Each package consists of 3 videos for each grade and an activity specific to each video.  These activities are outdoor and experientially focused encouraging children to learn through exploration in nature.  This exploration could be within a yard or local green space.  In total, there will be 12 videos and 12 activities that you will be able to share with your school community. Listed below are some examples of the videos that will be available with this package.

Please contact me at nancy@thinkoutside.life  with any questions about this special program.

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Kindergarten

Engaging Your Senses

This video and activity is based on experiencing nature through the senses.

Curriculum Links:

  1. Looking at similarities and differences in local environment
  2. Demonstrating an understanding of the natural world and need to care for it

Grade One

Bugs Bugs Everywhere

This video and activity focuses on learning about insects and other similar species and their importance to life.

Curriculum Links:

  1. Identify what living things provide for other living things
  2. Identify environment as the area in which something or someone exists or lives
  3. Learn problems that could result from the loss of some kinds of living things

Grade Two

Ooo, I love Turtles

This video and activity looks at the life cycle and specific characteristic of turtles and other reptiles.

Curriculum Links:

  1. Observe and compare the physical characteristic and behavioural characteristics of a variety of animals
  2. Observe and compare changes in the appearance and activity of animals as they go through a complete life cycle
  3. Investigate the ways in which a variety of animals adapt to their environment and or changes in their environment

Grade Three

Soil Soup

This video and activity are exploring the different components of soil and its importance to life.

Curriculum Links:

  1. Investigate the components and condition of soil
  2. Identify and describe the different types of soil
  3. Assess the impact of soils on society and the environment, and suggest ways in which humans can enhance positive and or less or prevent harmful effects

Testimonials and Pictures 

I wholeheartedly endorse Nature Nancy’s approach. As a classroom teacher who is continually challenged to make curriculum real, it was wonderful to have a program that was child centred, connected to the curriculum and that used nature around us.   Nancy’s program excited my students, and allowed them to “play” with important curriculum, and, through their play, apply their ideas to the space around them, and the community within which they live and think.- Jean Ann McPhee- Primary Teacher


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Not only are Nancy’s programs engaging for both students and teachers, they integrate multiple areas of the FDK curriculum. Children who normally struggle to stay on-task in the classroom, were fully involved while building, exploring and using their senses to experience the forest. And the learning did not stop once we left the forest – Nancy provided various activities and materials to extend our experience inside the classroom- Robyn Cunningham, FDK Teacher

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