The natural world all around us is an ideal classroom. It’s where the children prefer to be. Last week the children discovered this giant mushroom in all of its glory. It seemed to be saying, “Notice me. I am here for you. Please share me with your friends. Take a closer look at me.” And the children did all of the aforementioned. What a grand piece of natural art! As a teaching tool it can be used for literacy, art, science, math, or for those who are into much more organic learning as I am; it can be a provocation for whatever each individual needs it to be, making it a more personal and passionate study.