If you don’t already know, we’re nature lovers. So, it was easy to fall in love with Raising Little Shoots – “Exploring Nature With Children: A Year Long Curriculum” for our journey this year.
We’ve been exploring the topic of seeds. Truthfully though, these two wildflower girls have been learning much more.
It’s one thing to plant a seed in the Spring and watch it harvest in our garden, but it’s another to talk about how you get the seeds in the first place!
Fall by far is my favorite time of year. It’s always been a time for me to “shed” myself and produce “seeds” of new beginnings. And it’s exactly what’s happening in nature. We’re doing lots of reflecting over here.
We took a deeper look into the four main ways in which seeds are dispersed, and thoroughly explored the outdoors for all kinds of seeds. Fruit seeds. Flower seeds. Tree seeds. Plant seeds.
One of my favorite things about this curriculum is how art work and poetry are both an integral part and paired beautifully with each weeks topic. Here we are discussing how Archibald’s watercolor makes us feel, what colors we liked best, and what we thought the squirrel was up to! All over peppermint tea and treats.
Then we labeled all our seeds onto a cute little display board (cardboard).