Sunday, January 4, 2009
One aspect of a Charlotte Mason education is Nature Study. We have been inspired to keep nature journals. We purchased spiral bound sketchbooks and covered them with pretty paper bought in the scrap booking section of our local craft store. For added protection we put a layer of clear contact paper over the paper cover. After going for a walk in our neighborhood, the park, on the beach etc. looking for something that peaks our interest to draw, we sketch the specimen into our notebooks. Britni usually draws hers in pencil. I prefer using color pastel pencils and Abigail is currently using crayons. We add things to our entries like the date and place or a selection of poetry that fits our drawing.