5th grade has started using nature journals. Each nature studies class we pose questions to study a different thing in the forest that captures their interest.
Today we asked
1. What do I notice?
2. What does it remind me of?
3. What do I wonder?
Students looked closely at trees, moss, and dirt describing what they noticed (for example “It’s green. It looks smooth. It looks brown”; what it reminds them of (for example “It makes me think for broccoli (the moss). It makes me think of a club (a stick), or It makes me think of a tree in my backyard”
They wondered about the age of a tree, what will happen when an old log decays more, and many other things.
When we go back next week our question will be “What has changed?”