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UE Natural Science


Katie Dugdale

4th-5th Grade

Nature study is important because it provides real-life foundations for all the sciences. Yes, all of them. It encourages higher order thinking skills through observation, investigation, research, comparison, classification, experimentation, and so much more.

We will spend the year studying the natural world around us including, but not limited to the changing seasons, plants, animals and their habitats, and more.

Students will also be introduced to a variety of nature themed literature and poetry.


Drawing Notebook, Pencil Box, Water Color Pencils, Regular Color Pencils,

Katie holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. She taught for 4 years in the public school system and has been homeschooling for 12 years. She has four children- Elijah (16), Abigail (14), Selah (11), and Tybi (9). Katie served on the Henderson County Homeschool Association for six years as Activities Director, Treasurer, and Secretary. She has taught through HCHA's Enrichment Classes for many years. Katie and her family live in Hendersonville. She works with the youth at Grace Blue Ridge Church and also loves coffee and chickens!

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