Why Nature Journals Are Important

Why Nature Journals Are Important

If you’ve been around here much, you know the importance I place on nature study. The real-life science lessons that offer a consistent “lab” experience are unmatched compared to simply studying the same topics from a textbook. But, just as important, nature study reaches so naturally into other academic areas that it’s priceless for gently integrated learning….

Science Notebooking with Microscopes

Science Notebooking with Microscopes

(This post contains affiliate links.) Notebooking with kindergarteners??  Isn’t that asking too much? No way…especially when it comes from authentic, meaningful experiences! We own a modest microscope and some simple prepared slides that made for a wonderful science notebooking lesson last week.  Just having these things sitting out was enough to spark an interest that…

Notebooking Success Review

Check out what Jimmie of Jimmie’s Collage and Notebooking Fairy has written!  What a gem it is! This post contains affiliate links.  Read my entire disclosure policy here. Clear.  Concise.  Full of practical ideas.  Easy to implement.  Very motivating!  Those are phrases that perfectly describe Notebooking Success by my blogging friend, Jimmie. I’m not new…

Claire Walker Leslie

Keeping a nature journal or nature notebook is a very personal thing. Some people prefer a blank-paged notebook, while others prefer a lined composition book, and still others prefer to use prepared notebooking pages. Some people like to simply draw sketches with a label or two, while others enjoy journaling full pages alongside their drawings….

Traveling Seeds

Have you ever noticed that God made seeds with adaptations that give them the best opportunity to make it to fertile land and grow into new plants?  Hooks, wings, feather, rolling shells, floating bodies and yummy fruit whose seed will be pooped out are several examples.  We took time last week during our nature walk…

Wildflower Studies

This month’s nature study is focusing on wildflowers.  Our farm is just abundant with wildflowers this time of year!  During last week’s study, we placed a blanket among a field full of wildflowers to read books and praise the Lord for His magnificent beauty.   Afterward, I sent the kids off on a scavenger hunt. …

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