We had a lovely week outside now that the weather is so pleasant. We read In the Small, Small Pond and observed the pond near our home. This year I purchased the book, The Natural World Through Children’s Literature: An Integrated Approach.
It has really enhanced our nature study and gives me some great ideas for break out activities in the afternoons. One of the things it recommended was taking samples. So we did in some recycled baby food jars from a friend.
What has 2 eyes, a body like a dragon fly, feet like a duck, is the size of a tiny dragon fly, swims and yet appears to have wings? WE DON’T KNOW? We found it in our specimen and at first we thought it was just moving in the sample due to our shaking it. Now after a day we have found many living things in our sample. It is like a mini pond in a baby food jar.
Just a few fun things we are adding in this year. Enjoy~