I’ve mentioned before that I purchased the Fall 2010 Outdoor Hour Challenges from Barb over at the Handbook of Nature Study blog. This has been a great way to get some consistent nature study in along with some extra art and science.This week the topic was apples.
|All set- we are comparing Ida Reds to Crispins|
|I cut the apples in half to see the center- J5 gave me some ideas to write down for his Venn diagram.|
|J5 did a great job with his drawings, don’t you think?|
|Here are my masterpieces…do you have any idea how much fun blender colored pencils are??? The kids helped me to make the list of describing words for my apples.|
We had a great time enjoying the apples after we observed them. This was also a fun study for J5’s Apple Pie weeks. This series has been focusing on comparing which is a great skill to practice with the kids. And who doesn’t love a good Venn diagram?? We’re talking graphic organizers here!! E12 and I8 also participated although art is very effortful for E12. We are working on that. He is a good sport though and I think he does a great job when he’s in the mood for an art challenge.
In addition to these Outdoor Hour Challenges, we’ve been making some other nature observations- having to do with birds! Stay tuned.