Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Studying Nature...a year gone by...

I was looking over some blog posts from last year and realized that this month marks our one year anniversary of nature study.  As I look back over the year I am so grateful that I have had the opportunity to share God's beauty with my little ones.  Their sense of joy and wonder has definitely made me open my eyes to the little glimpses of beauty that God leaves for us each day.

 This is Bo's first entry into his nature journal almost one year ago.  He drew the picture and wrote the word mouse and I wrote the journal entry about our nature walk.

 This entry was entered into his nature journal about three weeks ago.  The difference a year has made in his drawing and writing is incredible to me.  He asked for some drawing paper and a clipboard so he could go out to the pasture and sit in a place he has named the bird arch.  He told me if he sits inside he can see a lot of birds around.  He saw a Northern Cardinal and drew a picture for his journal.  I am so proud of his progress.  His drawing and writing ability has improved, but I think I'm most proud that he enjoys being in nature and occasionally asks to take his book and pencils out with him.

 Here is our first nature study post.  My how the little ones have grown.


amy in peru said...

hey holli!! do post this to the CM blog carnival sometime if you get around to it will you? ;) the link's on the right sidebar of my blog...
amy in peru

Nancy said...

Awww...so sweet! What a gift you are giving your children - enjoying nature and the Creator. I agree, the progress is fun and amazing to see - a gift for mother!

Ring true,

Little Homeschool Blessings said...

You have a beautiful family and your nature journal is adorable.