We re-started our Nature Study this term
with the arrival of our spring here in South Africa.
I created a First Week of Spring Grid (click for your free download)
We chose one box for each day of the first week.
I chose to study and sketch all the different fruit trees in bud in our orchard:
It has helped us focus on a simple topic for each week.
Last week we studied ants.
Miss.L10 and I stood watching the ants scurry about their disturbed holes and kept our distance! We all know how our ant bite!
We noticed the large and small-sized ants. Some ants ran straight back to the hole while others ran around in random circles.
We sat and sketched the ants.
By the time we were finished, there was not an ant to be seen.
All was calm again.
This week we crawled on our bellies with our camera to take a photo capturing a “Bug’s Eye View” ~
It was interesting to look at plants in our garden from a new and unusual angle.
It gave us a different perspective.
Miss L10 couldn’t choose the best of her 3 photos and pasted them all on her notebook page. She didn’t want to write descriptive words about her bug’s eye view.
I had some creative fun and wrote words extending out of my central photo.
Lovely, simple nature study sessions!