Meet the Author
Welcome, I'm Julie Bartula, the voice behind Nature Inspired Learning. I am a middle school science teacher, turned digital product creator.
Creating engaging resources brings me so much joy. As an nature enthusiast, I love creating activities that you can do with your kids that are inspired by the world around us.
Here on the website, I create and share resources that you can use with your kids and classrooms. Educational resources to add to unit studies or just as some screen free fun!
Posts include ready to use resources including printables, booklists, and hands-on activities.
If you are looking for activities for multiple aged kids, you are in the right spot!
Lesson plans are for preschoolers through upper elementary. Easy to modify depending on the ages and abilities of your kids.
Making Connections to Deepen Understanding
As a teacher, I learned that children learn best when they can make connections to what they are learning about.
What better way to make connections to concepts, then to explore them in a hands-on way. Kids love learning while making crafts, conducting experiments, and reading books.
Activities integrate art, math, reading, and writing in meaningful ways. While integrating subjects, children gain a deeper understanding of concepts and skills.
My Background and Education
I have a B.S. degree in Education (K-8) with a concentration in Science from the University of Maine. During college I worked and volunteered in kindergarten all the way up to eighth grade.
While student teaching in upper elementary classrooms, I fell in love with teaching science.
After college, I went on to teach middle school science for 7 years. Along with middle school science, I have experience teaching middle school math, literacy, and gym class. And no, I'm not the most athletic person!
I have worked in both the traditional school setting along with a project based charter school. Now, I am a homeschooling mom.
Throughout my teaching career, I focused on collaborating with other educators who taught science along with ones who taught other subject areas.
I learned the importance of creating lessons that integrate multiple subjects.
The Goals of this Blog
On the blog I teach you how...
- Reading a book together or doing an art project can spark a child's interest in the natural world.
- Observing clouds can lead to rich discussions about weather, climate, and cloud formation.
- Math can be fun when you incorporate topics your children enjoy.
Being a mom myself, I enjoy sharing ideas for how you can get kids not only learning these topics, but excited about them!
The lessons and activities I share are easy to adapt to fit your needs.
Thank you for being a reader of this blog! I appreciate you and am here to help.
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