We got a little closer to nature last week when we planted 3 new trees on our playground and cozied up to them to really look at their leaves, branches,and trunks. We also continued to work on our meaning of nature:
After grouping items into nature and not nature, I asked the children where the items were made. Most non-nature items were thought to have been made in factories, by people.
Is nature made in a factory?
Where is it made?
Who makes it? People?
No, it comes from like, seeds, like, it's just made outside.
Who made the seeds?
Oh, not people?
Right, it comes from the planet!
What is our planet called?
Earth. Earth makes it.
And there you have it. Nature is found outside, made by our planet Earth. We will continue to look at nature and explore it throughout the seasons.