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, March 20, 2012

Nature Club, March 20,21

This week in Nature Club the lesson was Animal Colors. We talked about every color in the rainbow and what animals were those colors. I proved to them that animals come in every color. How many people have ever seen a blue frog? A pink starfish? We looked at all my Animal Rainbow pictures and then I had everyone draw an animal in their favorite color (or they could pick another color). We had lots of fun and knew a lot about animal colors. I reminded the kids to watch for nature AND to notice what colors they saw!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Critter Watch

It's been a long time since I posted a Critter Watch, but I had to note that TODAY I saw my first robin of the year!

Nature Club, Feb. 29 and March 5 (due to snow day)

Beetles or Stones? In this session of Nature Club, we talked about all the different parts of nature that we could think of: animals, plants, rocks, the sky and universe. Then I asked everyone to think of their favorite nature topic- what part of nature they liked to learn about. We drew pictures of our favorites. Some will appear in this blog and some will appear in PCLC on and around the Nature Club bulletin board.