Outdoor Hour Challenge
Goldenrod, Aster, and Chrysanthemum Study
- Use the Goldenrod and Other Autumn Flowers Challenge to get your study going. Make sure to read the pages in the Handbook of Nature Study and note a few things you would like to do for your flower study.
- Use the Aster, Daisy, and Black-Eyed Susan Challenge to explore another late summer flower if you have time.
- A printable notebook page for your goldenrod study is available in the Autumn 2009 Notebook Page pdf.
Autumn Garden Nursery Field Trip - Printable Mini-Book
We used a similar mini-book to explore the garden nursery in the spring and now I am encouraging you to take another field trip to see the autumn selections and perhaps look for a potted chrysanthemum to purchase and bring home to pot for your home garden. My local Home Depot had four different colors to choose from and a small pot cost around $3.00. Make sure to print out the Autumn Garden Nursery Field Trip Mini-Book above and take it along with you for some added fun. This is an easy way to entice even the most reluctant child into taking a closer look at flowers.
Getting Started Suggestion:
If you already own the Getting Started ebook, complete Outdoor Hour Challenge #2-Using Your Words. Make sure to read the page in the Handbook of Nature Study for this challenge. After your outdoor time looking at autumn flowers, spend time putting words to your experiences. Older children can record their thoughts on the accompanying notebook page or for younger children you can write a few words in their nature journal, letting them illustrate the page if they want.
You are welcome to submit any of you blog Outdoor Hour Challenge blog entries to the Outdoor Hour Challenge Blog Carnival. Entries for the current month are due on 9/29/13.