Charlotte Mason, Home Education in Modern English, volume 1 page 54
The Challenge: "I would like to challenge your children to fill a thirty page nature journal. I would like to encourage everyone to make journaling a habit and I know it takes a bit of work to get the habit going so I will provide a little incentive. Once the child has completed thirty pages, the parent will email me with a note that includes your child’s name, age, your email address, and a sample page from the journal. At that time I will add the child’s name to my Handbook of Nature Study blog sidebar in a new feature called “The Nature Study Hall of Fame”. I will also email the child a certificate of completion. (Each page)must include some sort of illustration, either a sketch, a rubbing, or a photo. The illustration must be labeled with at least the date and the subject to be considered a “page”. If the child is too young to write, the parent can label the illustration. After you have your outdoor time, provide an opportunity for working on a nature journal entry. My son was around three years of age when he started making “entries” into his journal. He would draw and I would label for him. You can help your child think of something to draw after discussing the day’s activities."