She also took us to a very special place upon learning about our Environmental Super Hero project - a huge oak tree where there were literally hundreds of acorns. Our bag got so loaded we had to take turns lugging it back to school.
Here are some highlights from this afternoon.
|Faye welcomes us, and passes out tree identification charts.|
|We learned how to identify several different trees, using number of leaves, color, and leaf shape.|
|Collecting acorns for our orphan squirrel project. "This is acorn HEAVEN!"|
|Next, we took turns sweeping the tall grasses to see how many insects we could collect.|
|We carefully collected them in various jars (temporarily).|
|We each got several turns.|
|A white sheet helped us to see and identify each insect we found - grasshoppers, spiders, and stink bugs.|
After all the excitement, we spent some time enjoying snack (using our homemade hand sanitizer first, of course) and playing on the CFP playground.