The Pre-K class at CAHF has been exploring our neighborhood and observing the changes that take place in nature when the seasons change. We have taken fall and winter nature walks to nearby Roseland Park.
In the fall we walked and saw many different leaves and trees, we saw flowers and pine cones on the ground, we played in the park and walked through lots of muddy spots.
In the winter we saw snow and ice, footprints made by people, dogs and even some deer prints and deer poop. We wondered why the snow was only in some areas of the park and realized that the sun must shine on the bare spots more than on the snowy spots. We also thought that the deer were enjoying eating the grass and that's why we saw so many prints and poop. We took the temperature of the air , the snow and we dug a hole to take the temperature of the underground dirt. We learned that the air is colder than the dirt underground.
We will continue our exploration of our neighborhood and visit the park again in the spring.