How Robin Got Its Red Breast

Focus: To create awareness of evergreen trees, bird songs, and bird coloration.

This is a beautiful story for the winter season. Its original version is about Joseph and Mary and the Christmas story, but I have changed it in order to be all-inclusive, while still keeping the essence of the tale intact.

Playing with the story:

  • Find evergreen trees. Then notice trees in the dead of winter that are not evergreen.
  • Notice how trees change throughout the seasons.
  • Do some trees have branches that bend over? Do others have branches that point up to the sky? What else
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Tender Tracks Thurs. Day 18

Nov. 9, 2017
Waning Moon
Wild Care

What a beautiful day.  This seemed like a great day to go to Wild Care and see some birds and animals that we normally see in the wild yet not close up such as: The Fox Squirrel, Acorn Woodpecker, Redshoulder Hawk, Red Tailed Hawk, and Turkey vultures.  So many other animals were there as well yet these are the ones that we indeed more easily see on our adventures.

When we got there they were not open quite yet so we went to a place that we often go for circle when we … Read more...

Tender Tracks Tues. Day 17

Nov. 7, 2017
Waning Moon
Lake Lagunitas

All the children were here and seemed more settled than last weeks Halloween fun excitement.
It was just me today yet, it turned out that, Devin’s Mom joined us for the day and that was just lovely.

I took them to a spot that last years kids remembered, once we got there, yet new to Austen and Devin.  It is a lovely spot on a hill in the sun.  There is a large trough there that has always been filled with water. On this day it was not.  The horse bar that typically … Read more...