Resources for Primary Language Lessons

General Resources:
Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Comstock
Handbook of Nature Study, free download.

Animal Encyclopedia

Farm to Table and Tool Resources:
Bread Comes to Life: A Garden of Wheat and a Loaf to Eat by George Levenson
Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson
http://www2.kenyon.edu/projects/farmschool/addins/homepage.htm – go to farm school and learn to manage a farm.

These next three are from the UK, but are pretty good.
http://kids.direct.gov.uk/resource_areas/html/Places.aspx?id=4&overview=true
http://kids.direct.gov.uk/resource_areas/html/Slideshow/27
http://kids.direct.gov.uk/resource_areas/html/Game/9

My best advice for learning about tools of trade is to visit a local museum. If a museum is not locally available, searching an online site is always good. Anytime I am looking for museum artifacts, I always go with the Smithsonian site. This one might be particularly helpful.

Roots/Stalks/Leaves/Flowers
http://www.kew.org/ksheets/pdfs/b3plant.pdf
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=157

Life Cycle/insects, birds, frogs, etc.
http://gets.gc.k12.va.us/elementary/lifecycles/
http://www.kidsbutterfly.org/life-cycle
http://www.ourclassweb.com/webquests_frogs_tasks.htm
http://www.tooter4kids.com/Frogs/life_cycle_of_frogs.htm
http://gets.gc.k12.va.us/elementary/lifecycles/chickens.htm
Spiders by Gail Gibbons
The Magic School Bus Spins A Web: A Book About Spiders by Joanna Cole

Fun Spider activities
http://www.littlegiraffes.com/spiders.html

Hummingbirds.net
http://www.hummingbirds.net/

Life Cycle of a Silk worm
http://www.suekayton.com/Silkworms/lifecycle.htm

There are a number of life cycle videos on youtube. I would recommend the ones by gujo.com (please remember to preview these before allowing your kids to watch them).

Bees
http://www.countryrubes.com/images/The_Life_Cycle_of_a_Bee_updated_9_09.pdf

Prepostions
Rosie’sWalk by Pat Hutchins

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