Friday, September 30, 2011
This is my 9th year of homeschooling and we FINALLY started a nature study. It's something that I've wanted to do for years but it never happened.
I didn't purchase any really neat nature journals. I'm using what we have at home. I found some left over "Creative Math" notebooks from last school year. Maybe next year I can invest in something nicer but for now these will do.
I would like to purchase book specifically about Texas trees, flowers and animal, so if you all have a suggestion please let me know. The children have found a really nice mushroom, some flowers, leaves and such but we don't know what the names are. I wasn't taught all this fun stuff in school. It's not like the old days when students learned how to identify plants, trees etc. I have an older friend who can identify many plants because she was taught back in the days.
I'm so happy the children are excited about their nature journals. Below, Caleb found the mushroom growing in the hollow of a tree we have in the backyard. He found it two days ago and has been watching it, taking pictures daily and measuring it. Annette, sketched it as well.