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Kids Who Love Nature: Talk, Draw & Write

In this inquiry based ongoing class, we will explore nature topics (learning about animals, plants, bugs, rocks, birds...), then use our curiosity for the outdoors as inspiration for drawing/emergent writing, encouraging young learners to keep a nature journal.
Inga Vintimilla
241 total reviews for this teacher
14 reviews for this class
Completed by 137 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
40 minutes per class
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The overarching goal of the class is to help learners dig deeper into their curiosity about nature and to get excited about putting their ideas down on paper - planting the seeds for nature journaling.  Nature journaling is wonderful way to grow as scientific thinkers and gives kids meaningful reasons to draw and write. This class is designed for children with a range of literacy skills and I think it is important to celebrate all stages of literacy development.  The way each child adds to their nature journal in this class will depend on their stage of literacy development (they may be drawing, writing letters, words, or sentences). The class is designed to support the child in their current stage of development and to encourage them to try out new ideas.  
I have a Master's degree in early childhood and inclusive education and curriculum development with an emphasis on literacy.  I have been an educator for 20 years and am passionate about teaching literacy skills that support a lifelong love of reading and writing.  I see all children as capable individuals who are motivated to learn when their interests are honored and they are encouraged to make their own discoveries.  I love spending time outdoors with my own family, making discoveries and nature journaling.  I have seen that spending time in nature sparks so much curiosity and opportunities for learning which makes it a perfect match for getting children excited about continued research & reading as well as using drawing and writing in meaningful ways.
An artifact found in nature or a nature related idea/discovery to share in class. Paper and something to write/draw with (pencil, crayons, markers...), or a simple writing journal that can be blank paper stapled together or paper in a binder. For younger learners, I recommend blank paper with no lines, but if your learner is starting to write and finds lines helpful, then I suggest a page that is blank on the top and a few lines for writing at the bottom.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Inga Vintimilla
Lives in the United States
Inga Vintimilla: Inquiry-based educator, storyteller, and nature enthusiast
241 total reviews
342 completed classes

About Me

I see childhood as a time of wonder, discovery, and inspiration.

I have a Masters in early childhood and inclusive education with an emphasis on literacy.  I have been an educator for over 20 years, a journey that has given me the chance to work... 
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