It’s Caterpillar Week Two this week in Exploring Nature With Children.
Our caterpillars are growing super-fast, how are yours getting on? We have been enjoying observing them; our ‘formal’ observation time is during what we used to call our ‘morning circle time’ when the girls were little. The time when I read aloud, we recite poetry, practice memory work, and so forth.
We visited a local observatory this week to observe Mercury passing in front of the sun! The weather was glorious, with perfect, clear blue skies!
Here is Rose with her friend at the observatory.
Our nature journals this week went a little ‘off-piste’ so to speak. Rose wanted to sketch one of the oil beetles we read about in My Family And Other Animals by Gerrald Durrell and I fancied trying to depict the light-as-air Dandelion clocks that are all about at the moment.
How is your nature study going this week?