Too often, we homeschooling parents think that, when high school hits, it’s time to put away more delight-led learning and hit the textbooks. One of the things that can get pushed aside is nature study, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Today’s guest post is from one of my favorite bloggers, Barb McCoy, from Handbook of Nature Study…. View Post
Though we’re not always consistent with including it, nature study is one of our favorite ways to spend some of our homeschool day. It’s fun, relaxing, interest-led learning in a real-world, hands-on environment. Today I’m sharing five tips for making nature study a part of your homeschool over at Simple Homeschool.
We were able to get back to our nature center today after two weeks away. I’ve been thinking of making a new “you know you’re a homeschooler when” list. If I do, I’m going to have to include “when you miss two weeks at the nature center and are greeted with, ‘Hi, Stranger!’ when you go back.” Yeah, seriously. Our… View Post
I was excited to see this week’s Outdoor Hour Challenge — find an oak tree to observe. It was perfect for us. For one, I actually know an oak tree when I see one and, two, our yard is full of them. Thanks to yet another rainy week, plus sickness in our home, we were unable to go to our… View Post
I interrupt your regularly scheduled Saturday to bring you this fascinating nature update. You may recall me mentioning, several weeks ago, that we have a unique classroom pet: a snail that I discovered when I repotted some houseplants this summer. Well, I was looking for him today when I came across the tiniest little baby snail I have ever seen… View Post