Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nature Study, Outdoor Hour Challenge #5 . . .

Keeping A List:

Since deciding on mammals for our focus, it has been a little difficult to decide where to start. Everyone has different mammals that they would like to learn more about. Since there are so many choices, C8 suggested that we write the names on separate pieces of paper and then draw from them. So, I listed the names of each mammal found in the Handbook of Nature Study and added a few more from our area on pieces of paper, cut them into strips and put them in an envelope. Each week, the kids draw 2 or 3 names and those are the mammals we will learn about.

The first chosen were the raccoon and house mouse. It was interesting and yucky to read about mice. We all agreed that there is a small need for them to be here, but don't like them anyway. We were all very interested in what we learned about the raccoon and when we are out on our nature walks, we will pay special attention around muddy or wet areas to look for tracks.

Both C8 & C9 drew pictures of the mouse and raccoon

1 comment:

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Great ideas for your focus area! Your journal pages are wonderful.

I look forward to seeing more in your focus area.

Thanks for sharing your link,
Barb-Harmony Art Mom