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

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Nature Club, Feb. 15 & 16

This week our Nature Club theme was Nature Rocks. We talked about where rocks come from and how we use rock and stone in our daily lives. I showed the kids some items from my house made of stone (lava stone grinder, pumice stone, paperweights) and some other interesting rocks, like geodes. I brought my rock collection to school and gave them magnifying glasses so they could examine some of the pretty and interesting rocks more closely. We picked out our favorites and some kids expressed an interest in having their own rock collections! We also built things from smooth river rocks and made patterns with pebbles.

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