5th grade nature journals

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?”






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