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The First Day of Summer

As we all know, this is the official first day of summer. Of course the temps here have been near 100 for close to a month now and our grass is already about dead. But, we'll go with it anyway from an astronomy perspective.

I printed off the First Day of Summer notebooking page from Barb at Handbook of Nature Study and had Brynne and Eli work on it this morning.

Here are their finished notebook pages. Brynne has been used to doing some of this, but I have been especially impressed with how much fun Eli has with them. He has never been one to sit and write or draw, but he has shown an increased interest in doing it this summer. (Man I can't wait until he is a bit older so we can bring him home for school. If you don't know our history, there are specific learning reasons why he is still in public school.)

How did we spend our First Day of Summer?? We went to the water park, of course! It was the perfect day for it! The temps were actually a little more mild today so it was actually enjoyable.


  1. what a great way to celebrate the first day of summer!

  2. Summer nature study can be such a great experience and it looks like your children did a great job recording their first day of summer.

    The waterpark is a perfect start to summer!

    Thanks for sharing your entry with the OHC.

  3. Love those notebook pages!! I think summer is my very favorite time for nature study :)


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