Little Leafers Nature Study is a year-round class, divided by season, created by Suzy Homeschooler.
You could be a parent with just one or two informal pupils, or you could be a co-op instructor with two dozen children under-foot. Either way, this is a flexible course that you can bend to fit your unique needs.
The autumn session is 6 weeks long. Each week has printable student packs with nature journal prompts, illustrated nature guides, fun facts, and vocabulary words. Each week also has printable teacher’s guides with subject related tips, lectures, discussion prompts, Montessori-inspired tray work, and a suggested craft.
While Little Leafers is designed in such a manner that you can easily print it out and use it as is, I encourage you to consider supplementing with a few hands-on activities. Ideas for supplemental activities will be included in each weeks’ teacher’s guide. If you find that an activity is not a good fit for your class then simply exclude it or swap it out for an activity you’ve found elsewhere that is a better fit for your unique class. When I teach Little Leafers I like to have a basket full of library books and a sensory bin- both corresponding with the weekly theme. Completely unnecessary, but still a fun addition to the outdoor classroom.
Autumn week one’s theme is cats. Specifically black cats. Though all cats are covered, even the wild ones.
Tray Activity A: cat anatomy cards
Tray Activity B: domestic cat species cards
These cards can easily be used on their own, however they are also compatible with the Safari LTD Domestic Cats TOOB figurines.
Tray Activity C: big cat species cards
These cards can easily be used on their own, however they are also compatible with the Safari LTD Big Cats TOOB figurines.
This week’s suggested craft is Paper Plate Cat Bag
While a cat sensory bin is unnecessary, I find it to be a fun and useful addition to the class.
Of course, even though the theme is cats, during open class time, the children are free to connect with nature in whatever way they feel drawn to do so. Like this little one who spent most of her class time with a shovel in the dirt, digging up worms.
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