Our nature time began with a few seconds of sitting in out garden quietly and listening to the sounds all around.
and an unidentified bird calling
After our quiet time the boys gathered some leaves from the trees in our yard. They choose
purple coneflower (flower in our yard)
The boys choose a couple of leaves to draw in their nature notebooks. After drawing the leaves we placed them in our homemade leaf press.
Here they are choosing a leaf to sketch in their nature notebooks
We observed the parts of the leaves...
the little ones also observed that the purple coneflower leaves were rough and the others were smooth.
Here we are a week later taping the pressed leaves into our nature notebooks and labeling the parts.