The children had been planing what they might paint all month.
We would see something and one would pipe up and say, “I think I might put that on my wheel.”
So by the time the end of the month arrived each was excited about what they were going to paint.
Before starting the next section of our wheel, we talked about what we had seen over the month.
The children all shared what they loved most and what they wanted to add to the February wedge.
We also read about the indigenous season that we were in and what kinds of native foods were abundant during this time.
Then we got out the pens and paint…
The only problem I encountered was that the children didn’t want to stop! Try explaining to a three year old that we can’t fill in March until it’s passed!
Our Phenology Wheels are becoming a looked forward to event each month.
Jo: Wife, mum and homemaker.
Note: Lynn Seddon from Raising Little Shoots has created an image guide on how to set up a phenology wheel. It’s fantastic! It’s inspired us to make our own Southern Hemisphere phenology wheels with an Australian twist by adding indigenous seasons in the inner circle. You can find her Phenology Wheel Guide here.