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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Nature Study Week 7: Evergreen Trees

One of my goals for 2017 was to be more intentional about Nature Study for the four youngest children (5,7,9, and 11).  I want to do Nature Study once a week around a specific theme.  I remembered a friend mentioning a resource she bought at the beginning of the school year and after taking a look at it decided this might be what I needed to help make sure I actually get it done.  I bought Exploring Nature With Children , an ebook with 48 nature study ideas, a poem to go along with your theme, the name of a piece of art work to look up, books, and extension activities.  She also lists coordinating pages from Handbook of Nature Study if you have that book and are interested in looking up more information.

Our week 1 study was on the winter sky.

Week 2 was on the moon.

Week 3 was on trees.

Week 4 was a pond study.

Week 5 was on Candlemas and looking for signs of new life.

Week 6 was earthworms.

The week 7 Nature Study topic was evergreen trees.  We actually covered this earlier in the year as part of our studies in Exploring Countries and Cultures, but it never hurts to talk about something more then once :)  We read through the pages in Exploring Nature with Children and read the suggested poem and looked at the artwork.  I had planned on walking the nature trail at the park when we were in town on Tuesday afternoon but it was raining (again!)  Instead, we looked at some of the trees in our own yard on a pretty sunshiny day, and the children did some drawings in their notebooks.

Lily did not get finished before we had to leave the house

Happy Homeschooling!
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