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

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Nature Club

We had our first Nature Club meeting this week in all the preschool rooms, RRR and Kindergarten. We talked about what "nature" is and learned how to use the words natural and man-made. We played a game in which each child got to pick an item from a group of miscellaneous things, decide what it was, and put it in either the natural wood basket or the plastic bucket. After that, I read Nature Spy by Shelley Rotner and Ken Kreisler. Everyone had fun and got very excited about watching for nature!