Sunday, December 30, 2012

Rocks and Minerals cards

We left off before the holidays with a group of children excited to start rock collections and hunt for fancy specimens. A few of the children had started to notice differences in rocks in our garden, so we gladly gave some lessons in rock identification and started a class collection. Drawing from an old rocks and minerals collection I had kept for years in a cabinet, we added a few at a time to our display tray. I got to polish up on my high school geology, which was fun.

During the break I made a set of reading classification cards based on the collection we have at school, and you can have it too! Download here for free.

Perhaps this will lead into interest in fossils. Exciting territory!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A kind of resolution.

Be patient toward all that is un-resolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke