This morning we took the RFTA journey across town to Aspen.
We stopped in Paepcke Park to climb a tree. How many first graders can get into one tree?
We meandered through town and made it down to ACES.
Then we learned all about leaves! We learned how to identify Aspen, Cottonwood, Spruce, Maple, Geranium, and Rose Hips. We tallied how many of each different kind of tree we saw. We listened to the wonderful book Leaf Man. Finally, we collected leaves to make our own leaf creatures!
1. You can tell how old a Spruce tree is by counting the layers. The one as big as Charlie is 17!
2. There are two classes of ducks. One called divers and one called dabblers. Mallard ducks are dabblers because they just duck their heads under water to eat.
3. Cottonwood leaves looks just like an Aspen leaves...just a little longer and bigger.