March 3, 2011


We went on an evergreen search, looking for different textures, sizes and shapes to draw in our nature journals.
We brought our finds inside, looked them over with magnifying glasses, and used our field guides to identify them.
It's not often we journal as a group in Winter. This winter was cold, and especially snowy, and journals tend to get wet, pencils fall in the snow, and it's hard to draw with bulky mittens and gloves on. 

And the most important thing is to enjoy being in nature, so one will want more and more and more. That's why we do most of our drawing inside in the cold, wet months. 

We bring nature IN. And save the outside time to explore and play, especially in the snow.

It is fun to draw in each season and discover the gifts each season offers us.
The more one journals what they see, the more detailed the drawings become. Observational skills are sharpened.
Spelling isn't our focus, yet we do make corrections so the names are accurate.

It won't be long before we can draw wildflowers and buds unfurling on the trees! 

happy day!


Lise said...

That's a good idea. We haven't seen our field bags (with nature journals) in so long that yesterday, one of the kids asked me "do you remember those bags we used to have that we took places?" Time to use them indoors!

Phyllis said...

Those are beautiful journal pages.