On our last outdoor day the children were introduced to binoculars.
They were quite interested so I set them up on a table in front
of our classroom window.
Each day I saw children looking out the window
and around the room,
trying to figure out how to use them.
They were encouraged to draw what they saw outside the window.
Our window looks out to our parking lot and I didn't think the children would see much
other than cars and trucks.
But they noticed the trees and the roof tops across the street, the rain falling,
a bird feeder, a flag pole and planes flying overhead.
Taking time to look will open our eyes.