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nature school project - egg carton seed starters

In this Martin & Sylvia: Nature School story, "Tender Seedlings," when Sylvia wakes up one morning and smells the oatmeal porridge for breakfast, she wonders, “Why do we always have the same foods for breakfast?" While working on a nature school project of planting kale seeds in egg carton pots, Sylvia and Momma discuss this question and consider the idea that people — as well as garden seedlings — feel tender in the morning and don't want lots of change....

nature school project – identifying bird calls

In this Martin & Sylvia Nature School story, "All the Pretty Voices", when Martin gets up in the morning, he finds himself thinking about voices: how much he enjoys the voices of his Goose-eye Wilderness School apprentices...and how he sometimes finds his sister’s voice to be irritating. When he arrives at Goose-eye, Eva teaches them another place where they can enjoy all the wonderful voices in nature: in birdsong....

nature school project- three easy ways to improve garden soil

In the newest Martin & Sylvia: Nature School story "The Perfect Mix", Sylvia and Sofia go next door to the Brown's Farm with eager anticipation of working with the animals or plants. Instead, Mr. Brown wants them to help him make dirt. Make Dirt? But then Mr. Brown explains how dirt is a miraculous combination of Life and Death that is the foundation of everything that happens at the Farm....

nature school project- melting icicles

In this Martin & Sylvia Nature School story, "Talking Stick", Martin is full of energy and can't wait to play games, build bridges, and generally be active during Goose-eye Wilderness School. His friend Alexander, however, is excited about a quieter day of scientific study. Daneesha, their apprentice for the week, decides that the best course of action is to start with a conversation, employing the respectful Native American practice of using a "talking stick."...

nature school project- mud pies and mud ball critters

In this Martin and Sylvia Nature School story, "Pretend Poetry", there has been a string of warm days where brother and sister live, and Sylvia wonders if Spring has arrived. Daddy — and then Sofia — assure her that Winter would return, but it isn't until Mrs. Brown explores the "pretend Spring" through Haiku poetry that Sylvia truly understands....