Exploring nature is a tremendous way to encourage the girls to begin developing observational skills. Taking time to stop, look and listen is sometimes a challenge for all of us in this fast passed world. We have been outside the past few weeks to explore the natural world and become aware of how our senses allow us to view the world deeply . Putting words to those observations is a great exercise in building language skills and identify clear descriptions. Here is a peek into our days of exploring….
Girls, lets walk and look for interesting leaves...
Look at the leaves!
They have veins!
We walked around our beautiful campus…We observed many different colors and shapes of leaves as well as acorns and seed pods.
We approached the courtyard… The girls decided to do a little fall swimming…
It’s a leaf swimming pool…
Our next outing was to sit still and look around, only moving their eyes and heads. They were encouraged to sit with no one making a sound listen to the noises they hear and the things they see…We then drew pictures of what we saw and heard...
The next day we went on a “look down walk” where the girls used their sense of touch to make observations…..
Ms Prewitt and Ms Cowan
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