Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Outdoor Hour Challenge #39

This challenge was about fall weather. Yesterday we happened to have alot of wind, then lots of clouds and then snow showers later in the evening, allgreat fall weather to observe!. This morning I woke up to about an inch of snow, not much, but it still seems early to have this amount of snow!
Back to the nature study, I ended up purchasing Hearts and Trees Weather Lapbook and I was very pleased that I did. Princess and I enjoyed putting it together yesterday. I would like to mention that this is my first lapbook, ever. The kit was easy for me to use, except one part which princess easily figured out. There's nothing like being shown up by your 6yo! We discussed all topics that were presented and filled in what we could. Here's what the lapbook looked like...

We made a prediction of what the weather would be outside, put on our coats and headed outside. We happened to have an outdoor thermometer, so princess recorded that. Then, we went for a short walk, it was really cold! We observed the clouds and then headed back inside. I forgot to take the camera and it was too cold to go back out, so no pictures, sorry! Once we were back inside we filled in our observations in our weather lapbook.
Later that night after princess had gone to bed, we looked outside and saw snow. Since I am such a good mom and nature study is so important to me, I woke princess up. Here she is outside in her pj's and a jacket in the snow. I love homeschooling!

Our plan today is to continue our fall weather nature study with a snowball fight, don't be fooled serious scientific research will be done :-)!


Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Your first lapbook! Great job and I know you got the best kit ever to try it out with. Lapbook are a great tool and we had fun designing that one.

I think you are the best nature study mom in the world for your daughter and you will reap the joys now and long into the future.

Your daughter looks like she enjoyed the snow...love the smile.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom

:: jamie :: said...

Sounds like a great study! I'm sure there must be some great educational value in snowball fights as well! ;-)