Weather Grid Nature Study – New Nature Journal Idea

Our week has been marked by frosty temperatures…which make for beautiful early morning treasures. Now each morning when I go out to check the bird feeders and the bird bath I need to bundle up with gloves and hat…my nose still gets frosty cold.

Using the December Newsletter Weather Grid Study, our family has been trying to notice the weather and its effects on the plants and wildlife. This doesn’t seem much like a formal study but just part of our everyday routine to notice the temperature, the clouds, the forecast.


Reading Angie’s entry for the up-coming blog carnival, I noticed that her son had cut the Weather Study Grid into squares to adhere into his journal. I love this idea! So thanks to Angie’s family I have a cool new way to record the grid study in my nature journal.


It seemed like such a natural way to customize my nature journal page. Once I had the squares cut out, I had the idea to print a few of my weather related images from the month in wallet-sized photos and then add those to my page.


After that, I added a few more of my thoughts about our weather study and voila! This is a perfect nature journal entry for this part of our weather study. Using these simple steps you end up with a journal page that anyone can make!

You can read more about this week’s weather nature study challenge here: Weather Grid and Weather Sounds. Don’t miss the free printable in that entry to record you personal weather words. You can get the weather grid by subscribing to this blog (box on the sidebar) and then in the next entry in your email box (or Google Reader) there will be a download link. The download link will be available until the end of December 2012.

Grab your own GBBC button and makes plans to participate in the bird fun!

Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this idea – we are planning to do the grid study tomorrow. =) We’re planning to do the “winter” version now while we’re still and France, and then do the same grid again sometime shortly after we arrive in Africa next month – I think it will be fun to compare them. =)

  2. perfect! I have no excuse not to do this. It’s 20 degrees out right now! brrr!

  3. Oh I love this!! Very smart!

  4. Great idea! I may have to do a page like this! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love this!! It works particularly well for this month! :)

  6. Great idea. What a beautiful leaf photo you took as well. Just lovely. Have a Merry Christmas!

  7. I want to see Jen’s post comparing the grid study in France to the one in Africa. That’ll be cool!

    I also like the idea of cutting up the grid study. With it cut up, there are so many different directions the pages could take.

  8. Oh, that is such a neat idea! I’ll have to see Kathryn would like to try doing it this way. We’re always trying to figure out exactly what to do with the grid once we’ve done the things in it!

  9. That is so funny. I was scrolling through the posts today and thought- hey – that looks like Jon’s crazy page! and then read the text. So sweet! I’ll show him your page after Santa Stocking time this morning! Loving the weather study. we officially have about 654 photos of cloud formations.

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