Mrs. Aitch's File Cabinet of Ideas for Nature Study Lessons

Wednesday, January 4

Twinkling Stars - More Than "Background"

I really enjoy star-gazing--one thing I can do to imagine what Abraham must've thought when he stood there with God, looking heavenward, imagining the number of his descendants, reeling at the thought of so many who would receive the blessing that he--little ol' Abraham--had been promised!

Check out this link:   The Night Sky 

We've been followers of Classical Astronomy for many years now, and this ministry is one worth supporting.   If you can, please do.   It's worth it--and your children will benefit from knowing just a little bit more about the blessing God gave us when He put the sun, moon, stars and planets in our night sky!

Nature Hike

Take a walk outside your own home. Look around at all the signs of Spring in your own backyard! What do you smell? What do you see? What do you hear? Fresh earth, budding plants and trees, birds chirping? How does the wind feel against your cheek?

Keep your nature journal handy....summer is a busy time in the natural world! Jot the occasion, date, time, weather, and anything unusual. Make a simple sketch to help you remember. Doesn't have to look like da Vinci! Just your sketch.

Take note of a special tree in your yard. Keep track of it during each season. Sketch one or two branches right now. Take note of the buds or twigs. Date the sketch, add the time of day, something about the weather. Yeah! That wasn't so hard!!