In January 2016 I began to keep a Charlotte Mason inspired, illustrated Calendar of Firsts; to record recurring seasonal events, such as the first snowdrops, the first apple on our tree in the garden, and when our apple tree loses it’s leaves.
It is a capital plan for the children to keep a calendar––the first oak-leaf, the first tadpole, the first cowslip, the first catkin, the first ripe blackberries, where seen, and when. The next year they will know when and where to look out for their favourites, and will, every year, be in a condition to add new observations. Think of the zest and interest, the object, which such a practice will give to daily walks and little excursions.
Charlotte Mason, Vol. 1 p. 54
This page will contain all the links pertinent to keeping a Calendar of Firsts:
All my weekly Calendar of Fists posts you can find in the right hand side bar, in the category ‘Calendar of Firsts‘
My 2016 Calendar of Firsts is now complete: