Waaay back in January, Kyle had the wonderful idea to spend both morning sessions over at the pond. And today, that’s exactly what we did! I first read Kate Messner’s Over and Under the Pond, while the group folded simple 8-page books (below) to document the journey. We got ready (not as simple as it sounds!) and set off… Only to encounter an impossibly waterlogged trail! So we doubled back and took the more direct route, I-spying some deer and a few other items on our list along the way. Crossing Chicago Avenue was a minor adventure, but thanks to our courageous crossing guard Kristin and to Liam (who heroically offered up his enormous walking stick so everyone could grab ahold at once) we made it safely across.

I’ve said it before, but what a great group. Clever, fun, and generous.

Nature Study: Pond Journey