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

Monday, April 4, 2011

Nature Club

Nature Club met on Wednesday and Thursday of last week. Unfortunately, I was sick and missed having the RRR group. We were just not able to reschedule. Because the weather is still so iffy, we played an inside game. I held an animal picture and gave the class clues, beginning with how many legs the animal had. They had to think about animals that had 2,4,6,8, more than 8, or even 0 legs and then guess. I gave them other clues until they guessed the correct animal. Some were hard and some were easy. One of the points I wanted to make was that people are animals and are a part of nature, too. I don't ever want kids to think that we, as people, are separate and apart from nature and the natural world.
We had lots of fun with our game. I reminded the kids to watch for signs of spring!

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