Saturday, August 27, 2011

Learning in the Park

Yesterday morning the local CHESS group (Siloam Springs home schoolers) met Downtown near the Gazebo for a Nature Notebook session.

Local author Dawn Denton read two of her books (Ruby and Rocket and Oliver the Toad--both available at Books on Broadway) and shared with the children some ways to make their backyards places where hummingbirds and toads would want to live.
The children made notes in their notebooks while Ms. Dawn was sharing.
Then they painted toad houses to put in their backyards.
At the very end of the session, Dawn let us in on a little secret.  This picture is from her book titled Ruby and Rocket.  Does the fountain look a little familiar?
Yes?  Well, you're right!  Dawn specifically asked her illustrator to draw a fountain like our fountain.  It's just a little something special for the children who spend time in Downtown Siloam Springs.
Thanks Dawn!

I'll see you Downtown!

1 comment:

  1. We had such a great time, and amazing turnout! There ended up being 60 children who participated, plus parents and little ones. :)
    Dawn Denton was wonderful!