Thursday, October 21, 2010

Autumn Treasures: Seasons and Leaves

We're working on the Download N Go, Autumn Treasures, this week. I've used it to break our study into days, for book suggestions, and shown the kids some of the links.

Tuesday we spent time discussing and reading about seasons, why they happen, and how the Northern and Southern Hemispheres have seasons at different times of the year. We finished our day by going on a nature walk looking for signs of fall and collecting leaves.

Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of color yet.

This is about as good as we found on our walk.

On Wednesday, we focused on leaves, why they change color, what fall looks like in different areas, and when the peak time for color change is for different parts of the U.S.

Three of our books had pictures made from leaves so we had to try some of our own with leaves we collected the day before.

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