Ms Castro’s class started their Nature Journal unit on February 28th.
Nature journaling or field sketching encourages students to write down things they notice in nature, questions they have, and how they are feeling. It allows for them to explore creative writing and gives students the opportunity to make a personal and deeper connection with nature. At the end of the unit each students will have spent six weeks drawing, observing, asking questions, writing poetry and falling in love with the plant of their choice in the garden. Their final project will be a biography of their plant and a final sketch that will be part of the APG Garden Field Guide book.
To prepare for the students first adventure out to the garden they constructed their own nature journal using recycled brown paper bags.
For the first class we went over some general natural journaling techniques to be better nature observers. The three questions they will be asking while observing their plants are,
-It reminds me of
Take a look at some of the pages from the students first journal sketches!