Our Montessori Nature Study: Trees – Driftwood

For the month of October we are studying trees. We live in a perfect spot to do this. Lately we have been observing the differences in bark, counting tree rings and classifying leaves. 

Quentin was feeling unwell today so I thought we could do something a little different while keeping with our theme. We went in search of some big drift wood. 


And when I say big, I really do mean it. 


Standing on the root system of a giant tree, he surveys the world around him. The picture is deceiving. I had to lift him up and he is standing higher than I am. 


We also used my Olloclip to get some macro shots of the tree. We observed what the salt water had done to the wood. 

If Nature Study is something you’d like to take up, try starting small and simple. Nature can be found in both rural and urban areas. Pick a topic that is easily accessible to you, get some complementary materials and allow yourself and your child some uninterrupted observation time. 

You never know what you might find. 

Author: Beth - Our Montessori Life

A mother of 2 boys and a Certified Montessori Teacher teaching in a 3-6 class. We don't homeschool, but our home is full of a love of learning. Most importantly, Montessori is not just school for us. It is our life.

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