Monday, November 19, 2012
Nature Study - Mice
When asked what rodent Millie wanted to study for her first nature study of the year, she chose mice. She knew she'd have some time to herself while Elise was at a preschool event at Como Park, and that there are mice running around the tropics room. This was quite an accomplishment for Millie. She doesn't usually like to leave my side alone, but she was really brave last Thursday. She spent 45 minutes exploring the tropics room at Como, talking to zoo keepers, and taking pictures. She was quite proud of herself (and I of her!).
Anywhooo, back to the nature study.
We get all of our nature study ideas by following this blog. I read a few passages about mice aloud to Millie from the Handbook Of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock. Then, she was set free to photograph, observe, and record info about the mice she found at Como.
Here's what she found out: