Nature journaling inside… While looking at the TV
Ugh! The stomach bug got us bad! The worst of it was yesterday… But we are still recovering today!
Everyone was bored of being sick, so I had to come up with something fun and WILDlike!
… And I got an idea…
Something I have been wanting to add to our day is Nature Journaling. However, I’m not very good at drawing… I’m a stick person kind of girl… so I’ve been putting it off.
I also want us to memorize nature poems so we can recite them when the WILD inspires us!
So I decided to combine them by practicing their drawing with YouTube tutorials that corresponds with a poem!
Nature is what we see By Emily Dickinson
Nature is what we see,
The Hill, the Afternoon –
Squirrel, Eclipse, the Bumble-bee,
Nay- Nature is Heaven.
Nature is what we hear,
The Bobolink, the Sea –
Thunder, the Cricket –
Nay, -Nature is Harmony.
Nature is what we know
But have no art to say,
So impotent our wisdom is
To Her simplicity.
Today we just focused on the first verse. I think we all have it memorized now… and the kids drew the most amazing bee!!
(Oh my! They did such a good job!!)
Over the next few days, we can finish memorizing the poem and continue practicing realistic drawing with the help of YouTube!
Hopefully we will be feeling all better soon and we can go take our journals into the great WILD outdoors! ❤️🌳❤️