We learned different strategies for
teaching about tree identification,
and other aspects of environmental education
for kids grades K-8.
I had never noticed a Witch Hazel Tree,
nor had I known about the blight of the American Chestnut.
I learned ways to identify trees in winter
by examining twigs and buds.
did you know?...
A white pine has needles in clusters of five (W-H-I-T-E)
red pine needles in clusters of two,
(two ways to say"red,"the color, and read (as in a book))
and pitch pine needles in clusters of three.
(The PITCH... then, 1-2-3 strikes you're out!)
We also participated in a Poet-TREE lesson.
I learned a new type of poem...
A ~ windspark ~
has 5 lines with this pattern: I dreamed I was...(something or someone) where an action and how ...and I wrote one of my own.