If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow.  – Rachel Carson

This was another delightful group of activities to do with another delightful Cleveland class!  Grade 1s worked exuberantly to make a nutritional soup for their tree, match colours, textures and create a forest perfume. While senses were primed they asked some very thought-provoking questions.

“How does moss evolve?”
“How does a bee learn to move its wings?”
“How much water do frogs need in order to survive?”
“Do worms have mouths?”
“How do ants defend themselves?”
“Will baby birds be cold?”
“Why are some trees soft and smooth while others are hard?”
“Where do owls go in the winter?”
“How do trees make wood?”
“How do ants stay warm?”
“Why are squirrels so furry?”
“Why does the forest smell so sweet?”
“I wonder why the trees are so green?”
“I wonder why the tree is a stump.”
We’re hoping to pass some of these wonders on to the Grade 7s and see if they can answer them!