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Monday, June 3, 2013

Nature Study Monday :: June!! {LINKup}

The {Nature Study Monday} link up is for ANY nature study-ish blog post written at any time during the current month. Which means, when you submit your link, it will show up in every. single. {NSM} post. during the whole month! Oh, and be not confused, feel free to link up on any day, be it Monday or not! (scroll down for linky).

Have you ever seen AO's Nature Study Rotation page? Well, it just happens to say this:
Summer/Fall: Birds

And whadya know?! Here we are at the dawn of summer in 2013, and we have actually been learning about BIRDS; right exactly at the time when we were supposed to! Honestly, I feel pretty proud of that, even if did happen completely on accident.  Uh... OOPS. Scratch that. We are an entire year LATE. hahahahahahah!

We are supposed to be studying:
Summer/Fall: Trees/Shrubs/Vines
Don't mind me.

It helps that I actually found this nest in the midst of some vines, though right?!

In another part of my brain, I've been thinking about gardening. 
Apparently as soon as I had my gardener hat on, 
I completely forgot about being a good naturalist... :( 
Read more at the end of this post.

Note what else that page says:
"A rotation that covers all the topics in the handbook of Nature Study in five years: This arrangement balances more accessible subjects and more complex (slightly less tangible) subjects evenly throughout the rotation, as well as interspersing living and non-living objects. Although these were arranged to facilitate seasonal observations, feel free to re-arrange terms to suit the region you live in.  [Schedule by Amy Tuttle]" (emphasis mine)

You see, I may have pieced together a Nature Study Rotation, but that does NOT mean that I follow it to a tee. I do like having it all thought out and written down so that I can know that in a period of five years or so we will at least have briefly touched on everything (if I ever get my act together! ;), but I do not feel in the slightest bit bound to the schedule. After all...
"The schedule was created for mom, not mom for the schedule." ~ Amy Tuttle
heheh. And you can quote me on that. ;)


AKindredSpiritsThoughts said...

That nest is great! I hope we come across one soon. :) My daughter (just beginning Kindergarten) LOVES everything to do with nature study and has so many questions. I cannot wait to get started!

amyinperu said...

and you guys are going to have SO much fun, @Lindsey!

Pages Planted said...

We've also diverged from my best-made schedule (ahem), but I am planning to jump in with the upcoming AO HONS discussion about trees. Now, to check out some of those links....

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