Wednesday, April 29 - Nature Break

Good morning Vikings and Friends,

Several weeks ago, I encouraged you to start a nature journal- either a notebook, sketchpad, or binder with loose leaf pages. (Of course, if you haven't started a journal yet- today is a perfect day to start!) Hopefully by now, you’ve accrued quite a collection of notes and drawings about your yard and neighborhood. Maybe you’re starting to see patterns in the kinds of things you like observing. So for today’s nature break, I’d like you to think about adding “emojis” to your journal pages. These can be as simple or as intricate as you like.

Think about adding a little sun drawing instead of writing “sunny” for the day’s temperature. Draw a big, cartoony question mark near areas where you write a question. Draw a pair of eyes with raised eyebrows over notes or drawings about something you find unexpected. Have FUN with this. Emojis are a great way to make your journal more personal, and more relevant to you.

Happy Adventuring J -Mrs. Breclaw PS- Please remember that these nature breaks are intended to be just that- an enjoyable break from schoolwork, and a chance to get outside and relax. They’re totally optional, not graded and not required for your Nolan coursework. But it is my sincere hope that you have fun with them, and come to regard time spent outside as one of the best parts of your day. 

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