Ms. Pat's Nature Club

Ms. Pat's Nature Club is a blog for anyone who is a nature nut and loves nature, no matter what age you are. I hope you will let me know what you think and give me feedback. I love to hear from my friends!

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
-Albert Einstein

"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you."
-Frank Lloyd Wright

"Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, It was loaned to you by your children"

-Native American proverb

"Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives."

-Thomas Berry, Dream of the Earth

"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement and mystery of the world we live in."
-Rachel Carson, A Sense of Wonder

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Nature Club- December 7,8,9

Our lesson last week was "Snow is part of Nature". We began by looking at how some animals adapt to living where it gets cold and snows. I showed them articles in Your Big Backyard magazine: one showed birds finding food in winter, some from bird feeders, and one showed snow monkeys in Japan. We had a nice discussion about how other animals handle snow. The kids learned that there are three ways to deal with it: sleep through it (hibernation), go south where it's warm (migration) or stay and try to find enough food.
Then we had a very lively discussion of what they liked to play in the snow. They drew pictures of themselves playing their favorite games. These ranged from sliding to sledding to building snowmen (snowwomen, etc.) and snow forts to making snow angels and throwing snowballs. Lots of choices out there and lots of snow, too!

1 comment:

  1. What a fun nature club! Your kids are so lucky to have you as a teacher. Thanks, too, for the mention of "Your Big Backyard"! We really appreciate bloggers who give our kids' publications a shout-out.

    With warmest wishes for the holidays,
    Libby Schleichert
    Children's Publications
    National Wildlife Federation
    Reston, Virginia