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After this nature hike, students identify, write about and make a shadow box with their outdoor treasures
Art, Language Arts, Science
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Title – Nature Walk Journaling
By – Mrs. Kathleen Wild
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Secondary Subjects – Science, Art
Grade Level – 5-12
- 1. A notebook or a bound journal.
- 2. A pencil or a pen.
- 3. Colored pencils.
- 4. A bird identification book or tree, leaf and plant identification book may also be very helpful.
- 5. Ziplock storage freezer bags.
- 6. A shoe box, plastic wrap, and tape or glue for the shadow box.
- 1. Have the students and the teacher choose a place to go on a nature hike or walk. Parks are very nice for this project or even camping sites.
- 2. As the students are walking, have them write and draw what they see and what sounds they hear.
- 3. If the students have identification books with them, they can also identify what they see if they do not know the name.
- 4. Using the freezer bags, have them collect interesting items such as leaves, stones, and moss – whatever interests them – in small quantities with respect to the park.
- 5. When they get back to the classroom, they can also make a shadow box to display their items. This can be done as a class or each student can make their own shadow box and present it to the class.
- 6. When the students return to the classroom, they can choose spelling words from their nature hike.
- 7. Students can also write sentences or paragraphs about their hiking experience.
- Have fun and enjoy the great outdoors!
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