Turtle Courses. Reflections, K Week 30

Elizabeth and I wrapped up the farm unit this week, all except one last bit of writing in her journal.  It was a fun yet busy week, both around school and in general. On Monday, we made little ‘animalitos.’  The … Continue reading

Nature Walks – January 2016

“So come, get ready.  Don’t delay!  We’re on a nature trail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In the Forest January 2016 was amazingly warm and lovely for…well…January…in upstate New York.  Alas, I feel that I totally missed the month though!  I don’t … Continue reading

Experiential Learning Makes for a Rich Life. Reflections, K Week 18

Experiential learning.  We’ve all heard the term, but not many of us actually know what it is.  I do know that I have been leading my child’s learning using it, though it may not have been a prominent part of my vocabulary. Wikipedia’s definition: … Continue reading

Science! Reflections, K Week 16

We have finally finished the Moving Beyond The Page curriculum!!!!  Now, we need to go through all our projects and reminisce, make a “Secret Chocolate Cake” to celebrate with, and move onto the Global Village School curriculum. I was so … Continue reading

Nature Walks – October 2015

“So come, get ready. Don’t delay! We’re on a nature trail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In the Forest As I keep saying, time just feels like it’s flying, and I can’t believe that October is come and gone! For the … Continue reading

Dispersing Milkweed Seeds. Reflections, K Week 12

I think I’ve finally had the inspiration for my children’s book!  And it comes, of all things, from my own amazing daughter.  Well, it should come as no surprise really.  She really is so amazing! She has been having a … Continue reading

Fun in a Bag of Nuts!

Elizabeth spotted a bag of mixed nuts in the shell at our rinky-dink grocery store the other day which carries about nothing interesting – but this was interesting!  Unfortunately, we were not having a good day that day, and so I … Continue reading

Nature Walks – September 2015

“So come, get ready.   Don’t delay!  We’re on a nature trail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In The Forest September.  September done, no less.  Actually, my nature walks pictures from September 2014 were in my mind all month.  I kept remember … Continue reading

Am I Audacious Enough to Unschool? Reflections, K Week 10

That which stands out most in my mind this week is the huge doubt I have that I will be able to continue homeschooling in the future.  This is so disappointing, just the thought of it. The position of the … Continue reading