outdoor hour challenge #2

August 18, 2011

“No two animals or plants are just alike, and no two people see things exactly the same way.”~Anna Botsford Comstock, Handbook of Nature Study

This week’s Outdoor Hour Challengefrom the Handbook of Nature Study blog is about “Using Your Words.” We went for a walk in our own backyard, and as usual our main stop was the creek.

I heard lots of splashing and giggling, saw crawdads and tadpoles flitting around in the water, and felt the cool water, a welcome respite that warm summer evening. After our walk, I asked her what she heard, saw, and felt.

Her words–


swimming tadpoles

warm, soggy moss

 She chose to make her journal entry about the moss (a topic we just briefly covered in our study of plants for science earlier this week).

Our topic to study–

  • river moss

5 Responses to “outdoor hour challenge #2”

  1. Wet squishy toes….love the photo!

    I love how simple and meaningful nature study can be when we let the children guide us along. I love hearing their experiences and this particular challenge is wonderful to get their view of the time outdoors.

    Thanks so much for sharing your entry with the OHC.

    • amber Says:

      That is why I love nature study, I get to know more about her and see the world through her sharp eyes. And thank you for adding a layer by creating OHC. You’ve created a very encouraging atmosphere and a community feel by asking us to connect together : )

  2. I love the list of observations!! What fun!

  3. I love the quote you chose at the start of this post. And the words your daughter chose, as well!

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