For our nature study this morning we read A Tree is a Plant by Clyde Robert Bulla and learned a little more about bark from The Magic & Mystery of Trees by Jen Green. Then we had an art session and painted some bark from our yard. After lunch we learned more about how trees grow by reading It Starts with a Seed by Laura Knowles, which explains the process beautifully. Then we looked at different trees from the pine family in our new Smithsonian book Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds and created little clay dishes stamped with needles. Can’t wait for these to dry. Elliot said he wanted to paint his and I might do the same.