Happy Wednesday, my friends! I hope your week's going well. :)
I put the learning room back together today - meaning, I moved out the "table for four" from Easter Sunday, and returned the loveseat to its rightful place. (Mama's reading chair, too.) It felt good to sweep up, sort out, and then settle things back where they belong. :)
The library corner needed to be set up again, so I retired the "March" books and set out the April nature-related books. Our theme this month is "our marvelous earth."
The books you see above are as follows:
Naturally Fun Parties for Kids (I just got this book the other day and Earlybird is enthralled! I can hardly get it back in "my" pile, lol.)
Now, yesterday we met up with some of our homeschooling friends and took our kids on an informal nature walk. ("Informal" in that, the parents walked and talked - the kids mostly ran ahead.) I provided a "scavenger" list of things for the kids to look for at this time of year, and I'd like to share it here with you all in case it might be something you can use. :)
Take a look around and see what you can find ... use all your senses to “Search for Spring!”
signs of nest building
a spring flower
three shades of green
a fresh smell
tracks in mud
a new bird sound
an early spring insect
a fiddlehead (young fern)
a migrant bird
an amphibian or reptile
running, dripping or trickling water
a cold spot
a warm spot
something that has more than 3 colors
Have fun, and remember to be gentle with Nature!
I hope this list might inspire you and your kids to go outside and "search for spring." We had a lot of fun finding it for ourselves!
Have a wonderful evening, my friends ... I will see you here again very soon!