Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Science In The Park

It was a beautiful Friday morning, so it seemed like a perfect time to have a breakfast picnic before school. We packed fruit, yogurt and drinks, then made a quick stop at a nearby McDonald's for a hash brown, Jonathan's favorite. We were also having our science lesson, so I took along all our supplies.

We were studying cicadas. Jonathan found an exoskeleton on a tree in our yard and wanted to know more about them. I did some research to see what I could find out about the little guys. He enjoyed looking at it with his magnifying glass as I told him some interesting facts about them.
He wrote what he had observed in his journal, with me telling him how to spell the words.  He loves writing in his journal...
...and showing it off.
Then we each drew a cicada on a paper plate, colored it and cut it out. We took a walk in the park and chased a few butterflies, then it was back home to get ready for afternoon kindergarten. It was so much fun to have breakfast and science outdoors. I hope we can do this at least once more this fall.
I found these cool "I Love Science" pencils for my budding scientist at the Parent-Teacher Store. They have so many great pencils there in a variety of themes. I love browsing around in that store!

1 comment:

Wendi said...

Sounds like it was a lot of fun! I love seeing a little one learn to write. :)