The second Outdoor Hour Challenge assignment was to spend another 10-15 minutes outside focusing on being quiet and watching, listening and feeling. After going back inside, we were to find words to describe what we heard, saw and felt. It was cold out again, but we did go out for a bit yesterday. I drove by a park to see if it was open, but it wasn't. This would have been fun to do in a setting with more trees. Here are some of the kids' descriptions and pictures from our time outside this week:
* birds chiriping
* dogs barking
* snow crunching
* teeth chattering (does that count?)
* brown, bare locust trees
* green, viny plant
* fluffy dogs
* frozen leaves in ice
* biting cold wind
* hard, icy snow
I know what the plant is, but I'm not telling (just in case anyone young reads this); we'll be identifying it this week.
That's it for this week. I'll be glad for warmer weather!
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Mar. 8, 2008 - Untitled Comment
Posted by bbullard
Hey, I'll have to check this out. Spring is here in our area; actually, we'll have a week or two of this and it will be summer! Since our kids are the expensive nature enthusiasts (they don't like to be outside, but love traveling to national parks, skiing and the like), this is a wonderful opportunity to involve them in some outdoor nature studies. Thanks for sharing, and I hope all is well.
Mar. 9, 2008 - Untitled Comment
Posted by Anonymous
love your blog fellow SE MI gal! A hodgepodge of various 'stuffs' going on...that's what we do Spring will be here soon.
Mar. 9, 2008 - Loved the ice photo
Posted by HarmonyArtMom
I am learning so much about the different climate zones we have in the US by reading everyone's blogs.
I loved your words and thought the "biting cold wind" is a very good way to describe a very cold wind. I know exactly what you mean. :)
Thanks for linking,
Barb-Harmony Art Mom