Nature Quest at GFT!

The children went full-fledged into the summer series this week!  The morning flew by as we used our senses to explore the forest trails, have some old-fashioned rolling-down-some-hills fun, and topped it off by bringing back a popular artist study from earlier this year!

The children will be compiling a nature journal to highlight their work done throughout the summer series.  At the beginning of each day, we will be identifying and describing different attributes (date, time, temperature, moon phases, observations) that the children can share and explore.  Then, we will be going into our theme for the week.

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This week, the forest was literally “buzzing”!  We experienced evidence of many winged creatures, found nests and burrows of four-legged friends, and even found some well-preserved deer prints in the mud on the side of the paths!  The students used this information to converse and complete their “senses” sheet upon the return from our hike.

Then, back by popular demand, we ready, “Action Jackson”, a highly-engaging, beautifully-illustrated book chronicling the life and art of Jackson Pollock.  The students then helped use measuring cups to make homemade “paint’ using corn starch, water, food coloring, and the secret weapon… shaving cream!  They got into the full-body painting on their individual artwork as well as our resident boulder.

We enjoyed welcoming parents back at noon and enjoying the lunch hour conversing, talking shop, and watching the children run and play together.

The GFT Summer Series runs every Wednesday in June, and we would love to see you there!  If you’re interested in hearing more about our summer series, our homeschool umbrella, or our plan for the 2019-2020 Global Foundations Tutorial, drop us a line here.

We look forward to seeing you at an event soon!

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