"It is a capital plan for the children to keep a calendar - the first oak-leaf, the first tadpole, the first cowslip, the first catkin, the first ripe blackberries, where seen, and when. The next year they will know when and where to look out for their favourites, and will, every year, be in a condition to add new observations. Think of the zest and interest, the object, which such a practice will give to daily walks and little excursions."Â Charlotte Mason, Vol. 1 p. 54
Juniper Grove's Journal of Firsts is a 366 day (leap year) calendar that provides space for recording all your observations of nature's firsts.
This is a must-have for every student and nature lover. Take notes of the progression of the seasons through the changes in nature and compare year to year.
Including this notebook insert in your journal will cultivate attentiveness to nature and foster eagerness to see something new! Perhaps you'll even flip over to your nature journal and sketch what you see!
A note about the company: Juniper Grove Journals is a very small family business. Brad and Micah and their children Kate (13), Olivia (11), Maggie (10) and Jonah (7) all pitch in to make the journals from scratch. Micah designs and manufactures the journals, while Brad designs and prints the notebook inserts, and the kids bind the inserts at the kitchen table. (True story - The only rule is that everything has to be cleared away before dinner. =)