We are doing the Autumn Study: Oaks and Acorns from the http://www.handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/. This challenge involves finding an oak tree to observe. My goal is for us to find a Live Oak, Red Oak and White Oak to observe this autumn.
Hannah Notebooking Live Oak
Measuring the tree trunk
Leaves and Acorn
It was a beautiful sunny day. We spent quite a bit of time outside observing and studying our tree. We observed the bark, talking about the color, roughness, creases in it. Then we measured the circumference of the trunk. The leaves we thought were pointed, stiff, and leathery. We talked about how the Live Oak's leaves stay green through the winter. When spring arrives the leaves fall off and new growth begins. Hannah's leaf measured 2-3/4". Hannah cut open the acorns and we talked about the different layers. We also compared the acorns that were on the ground to the acorns that were still in the tree. The acorn they picked from the tree measured 1" long.