We returned to the spot where we found the pill bugs last time, but didn't see any. I gently prodded..."Where did we learn this week that pill bugs like to hide?" They remembered about the bug's affinity for wet areas and old rotting wood. Ds2 finds this branch on the ground.
Success! Under the branch were tons of the little guys. We brought some home and had a good look at the 7 pairs of jointed legs and two antennae...see, even mom has learned something in this challenge. We then set them free in our front garden.
The name of this week's assignment is "Using Your Words." Here are my kiddos' descriptions of the things they heard, saw and felt on our adventure.
Ds2 (12yo) heard "chirping" saw a "wet log" and felt "weird tickling pill bugs."
Ds3 (7yo) heard "birds" saw "brown bark" and felt a "log."
Ds4 (3yo) heard "caw caw" saw a "stink beetle" and felt "soft and hard flowers."
We haven't started keeping any kind of journal yet, but I hope to introduce one soon. I think I'll have everyone contribute to one journal, instead of trying to keep three separate ones. If you want to participate in the Green Hour Challenge or see what others have been up to with theirs, see Barb's site The Heart of Harmony.