I am looking for nature journaling resources for middle-schoolers. Spring is here, and we just transitioned from animal to plant kingdom. We have an outdoor classroom/garden where most plants are now budding, and the kids created their own journals from art class earlier this year. I'd love for them to put those journals and garden to use! My plan was to have students go out a few minutes in the afternoon to observe plants, and see how they change and grow over time...
Anyways, this will be my first time attempting something like this so I'd appreciate tips and advice from anyone who's done this before with their classes. Also, I'd like to tie in student reflections with their observations and drawings. Any ideas on prompts, or writing activities to tie in with nature journaling?