Mabel and I had fun watching this fab art video about the conceptual artist John Baldessari. Not least because at 2 minutes in we learn that Baldessari was born in National City, just like Tom Waits…and Mabel.
Here’s that video!
Just this last week we set up a nature table again. We take regular trompts out and about and end up with pockets full of treasures. But we also have a little one who still puts things in his mouth. So, for the past few years, the treasures have lived on the front porch.
I cleared off the top of the small bookshelf that holds all of our American history books and brought out a collection of shells and seed pods to get us started. Already we’ve added camillas, the first violets, and a skeleton leaf. I can’t wait to see what else will be added as the season progresses!
The inspiration for trying a nature table again came from Lynn Seddon’s excellent book Exploring Nature with Children. You can find out more about what’s included over at The Curriculum Choice. There’s even a discount code!