Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Winter Weather

We had a little snow and ice last week, so I thought we would go out and enjoy the winter weather.  By the time we made it out, the sleet had turned to a cold rain, so we only stayed about 15 minutes.  We combined a winter weather study with our winter tree study.

It was 31 degrees and icy.  The sky was gray.  We looked for tracks in the snow and ice.  We saw lots of tracks from our chickens and tracks from our dogs.  There were icicles hanging from our house and cars.  The trees and bushes were covered with a thin layer of ice.

tracks in the ice
gray sky and icy branch

Here's the dogwood in winter. 
The boys noticed ice on the branches and bare limbs.  They heard rain falling as we took a close look at our tree in winter.

When we came in, we took the time for an entry into our nature notebooks.  The boys enjoyed this.  It had been a few weeks since we had made an entry into our notebooks.

1 comment:

Phyllis said...

I love their journals. I bet they are going to love looking back at them one day.