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What Do We Do All Day?
We enjoyed traveling story time hours this past summer. I pick a book, a destination, and an activity that I think we'll all enjoy and we head out for some fun. I thought it would be nice to bring them back during the school year too. You can find our other adventures by searching the "Traveling Story Hour" label on the sidebar.
Stopping for a little birdwatching.
We went for a walk in our favorite woods for Friday Fun. I brought the book "One Small Square: Woods" by Donald Silver with us and we stopped at a bench to read a few pages here and there. While we didn't mark off just one small square to examine, we did change the way we explore the woods for today.
I also brought a basket with a tape measure and a couple of magnifying glasses with us. I encouraged the kids to walk slowly and look for the small things in the forest that we often walk, or rather run past, without noticing.
Ahh, yes. All of the sudden we began to find an entire world that we wouldn't see if we didn't go slowly and stop to look closely.
Sassyfras examining a pine cone up close.
Spores on a fern.
Juiciness looking at moss and lichen up close.
More lichen. The kids observed that this one looked different from our first lichen we found.
Magnolia seed pod.
Little J loved measuring things he found.
You can link up your AfterSchool activities below. Thank you to everyone that linked up last week. What great posts! Here are a few that I would like to feature this week.
Photo courtesy of Living Montessori Now
If you've never checked out Living Montessori Now, I encourage you to do it now! Deb is a trained Montessori teacher and so freely shares her expertise and rounds up wonderful Montessori inspired activities by themes. This past week she shared pumpkin themed Montessori inspired activities.
An Apple For Mom
Kristy at An Apple for Mom shared her post, "A Moon Unit by Accident". Her five year old had been wondering about the moon and Kristy nurtured that interest and helped her kids learn more about the moon.
Mama Pea Pod
Jane at Mama Pea Pod shared how her daughter made this fabulous jack-o-lantern sun catcher. Isn't it pretty! The really fun part is that the face is changeable.
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What will you share this week? AfterSchool is hosted by Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns this week.