Every spring, I take my class outdoors for a signs of spring scavenger hunt.
I begin by reading We're Going On A Nature Hunt by Steve Metzger.
Then I tell my class that we're going to head outside to hunt for spring.
One boy got very excited, because he's likes to go hunting...sorry buddy, we're using clipboards, not guns :)
I pair up my students and equip them with a clipboard, a crayon, and a scavenger hunt list.
Then we head outside!
The first thing we noticed was the spring sunshine--check!
My list has an arrow pointing to each item. To 'check off' an item, they colour in the arrow. I had them take turns, to avoid arguments :)
Here are some pictures from our signs of spring search around the schoolyard:
buds & blossoms
we found ants
looking for other bugs