The Chatterbox

The Chatterbox

by Guest Blogger Beth Werrell for Connections Education



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I'm with you on the facebook thing. I wouldn't be connected to most of those people if it weren't for such a site. It's gotten me in touch with my hometown in a way that I wasn't before. I haven't gotten into Twitter and probably won't, I spend too much time on the computer as it is! :)

My kids love to look in the rocks in front of our house to see what kinds of bugs they can find. I like the idea of making a specific area, so they check out the finer details too.

mouse's picture mouse

I'm going to add this to my list of ideas. One of my intents for this summer, though follow-through is sorely lacking right now, has been to introduce Scooter to aspects of the scientific method, both formally and informally. This is great for working on observational skills without being too rigid. Now I just have to pick a day when it's not raining too much.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Although I did t his activity with the kids when they were toddlers, it worked MUCH better now that they are older. They had the patience to really examine what was in that squared off section, and to think scientifically about the microcosm they were examining...

beck's picture beck

That is a REALLY neat idea. It's going to rain all week, so I'm stashing this for next week when it's sunny (I hope.).

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I hope you get some sun, beck! I'll be wishing it your way...