Monday, 9 May 2011

Nature Journals and Tots 3 part lesson

I know I'm skiving but the sun is shining and the sky is blue....
I opted to ditch planned lessons this morning and spend the time outside with our nature journals - as you can imagine the girls were only too happy to oblige : )

They each chose a flower from our garden to identify, observe, photograph, draw and press - the finished pages will go in their nature file.


DD8 decided it was much easier to trace the flower than draw it
and it seems she started a trend......


We also observed at close range a butterfly that kindly sat on a few fingers (DD8 exclaimed it was a dream come true). After that we headed back inside to do some reading. While the older girls were reading and crafting DD2 had a 3 part lesson on colour using feathers to tie in with her bird theme - I started by laying the feathers out on a tray and pointing to them naming the colours

Part 2 - 'show me the green feather', 'where is the blue feather' etc
Part 3 - the 'what colour is this' stage

She was so pleased with stage 2 (show me the...) she proceeded to dump all the feathers on the tray and play a giant game of find the feather for about 20 mins.



I'm linking this up at one hook wonder

5 comments:

Waterfront Montessori said...

Great choice to ditch the planned lessons and go outside today... those flowers are beautiful and the Nature Journal is an amazing resource. Thanks for sharing!

Joy said...

pretty flowers. I'll bet they were fun to sketch.

Nicole said...

Love the nature journals - good on you for ditching lessons inside and getting out to enjoy the outdoors! Thanks for linking up to Montessori Monday. :)

Tracy said...

Such beautiful photos of nature and I bet your kid's sketches were just as lovely! Love your color feather game too! Thanks for sharing on NOBH!

Deb Chitwood said...

I love how you followed your children's lead in their nature studies! And I love that you used the 3-period lesson with the colored feathers! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...