How are you getting on with your Calendar of Firsts?
I have begun mine and I am finding it to be a quick, and non-threatening form of nature journaling!
Inspired by Charlotte Mason, who mentions list keeping, I thought I would share with you some of the list-type entries I plan to keep this year.
“The study of natural history and botany with bird lists and plant lists continues throughout school life, while other branches of science are taken term by term.”
Vol 6 Home Education
I will be using the calendar section of my diary to record the daily temperature. As a fun twist, I am going to colour each date according to the temperature. You can see my colour key at the bottom of the calendar:
If you miss a day, here is a good site to check the temperature of your locality for the last two weeks.
Colours Of The Year
This idea comes from Clare Walker Leslie. It is in one of her books, but unfortunately I cannot remember which one. Please do post in the comments if you know. I have done this previously, and it really does help me to think about the colours in nature through the months of the year. Simple sketch out a circle and divide into twelve, each twelfth representing a month of the year. You then simply paint the current ‘month’ with the colours you see around you in the natural world. Fun!
Simply a list of birds I have seen. I include the following information:
- Common name
- Latin Name
As with the birds, a list of wildflowers I have seen. I include the same information as for the bird list.
That is all for now; I shall let you know if I decide to add further lists.