First, we talked about signs and sounds of spring. We read The Listening Walk by Paul Showers about a girl who hears many, many sounds around her as she walks quietly with her dad and her dog.
And then the sun came out!
Each child then took an index card and pencil to make a sound map. They found a special place in the woods to listen for 5 minutes. Using symbols to represent the sounds, they mapped out where they heard the sounds in relation to where they were sitting.
Goodbye winter! Welcome spring!