This is a great website with lesson plans and themes from grade 1-9 using environmental themes.
The National Wildlife Federation has some great information on creating a schoolyard habitat. This is the kind of thing you could plan during post-planning to give time for the summer and to have them ready for the fall. There is also a way to certify your school yard habitat. We have two gardens at our school and outdoor classrooms and the students learn so much. I highly recommend considering this at your school. This can be done with all ages.
Another set of ideas for the outdoors – these are for math and writing topics as well as recognizing numbers.
If you can't get outside, use some “brain gym” class starters to get your class thinking.
If you want to get outside, here are some ideas for outdoor games that you could play.
Here are some lesson plans for phonics and writing for younger students to use in your classroom. I've sorted it by the most popular first including some Outdoor ideas and some phonics games you could play.
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