Thursday, September 25, 2008

Outdoor Hour Challenge #31

I was really exicted when Barb announced that the next six weeks we would be studying trees! Princess has been wanting to learn more about trees. So I thought I would go all out this week and make our outdoor hour a field trip. Our local university has planted trees all over campus that you normally would get to see all togther. We printed out a map of 20 of the most notable trees and got on the bus to start our journey. 10 trees(only 4 of them were on our list!) and 2 hours later I realized that this would take alot longer than I originally thought! So I think that we will break this up over the six weeks. Each week we will focus on what Barb presents and then we will do some more tree identifications. I'm hoping to also put together a book of trees that she has identified. It should be fun! Anyways, here's some pictures we took today...

An American Beech



A Bur Oak Acorn


Today we focused on the parts of the tree and how to know if a tree is mature or not. Here's our journal entry sheets...

3 comments:

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

This should be a great study for your family! What a great idea to make a tree book.

Your journal entries this week are fantastic.

Thanks so much for sharing your idea and your day.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom

Lindsey said...

Your journals are great. It sounds like the tree tour will be a lasting adventure since there is so much to see. I would love to do something like this with my daughters. I might have to check into what is available in our area aside from pine trees, lol.

Rhonda said...

Looks wonderful!! I did the first two challenges and loved them (I started waaaay late) and I really would like to skip ahead now and do the trees.
I love the tree book idea-that will be wonderful to have!