Monday, February 15, 2010

Nature and Nurture

I admit it! I have a serious case of SPRING FEVER!
So, today's post will be all about nature study in
the Montessori environment. There is the the
Nature Table which I was introduced to in my
training...this is common to Waldorf classrooms
as well. The idea is to have a variety of materials
in a basket placed on a table, usually seasonal
or around a theme. If your children collect items
themselves I believe it would be more meaningful.
Ideas for nature tables follow:

Here is a great resource for creating nature nomentclature
cards or three part cards to add to  your botany or
biology materials.


  1. thanks for the photo link!
    regards from Sweden

  2. I love English Country Garden link! Thanks Kathy :-)

  3. Great information. Thank you:) I am so ready for spring.

  4. I hope you all enjoy the links.
    I really like the English Garden site...
    she's got great things up. You should click
    on her blog link as well.