Warm sunshine on your back, leaves unfurling and marvelous moss and lichen? Yes, please. We enjoyed some signs of spring and nature study with all our ages this week. It went something like this…
Have that nature prompt within sight, by the back door. So, as soon as the little black rain clouds move on we can dart out in the backyard. Go on a search with the magnifying glass…
…find some moss…and take a break at the swingset.
Then find some lichen.
On another morning outside you might even find an earthworm to study!
Later in the week, on a sunny Saturday, we head to Mama Ann’s to explore the well worn paths.
A whole carpet of moss!
Back at home…then we ask the question – what is the difference between moss and lichen? And we pull out the microscope and look even closer for an answer. (Apologia Biology study for the older two. Sure love how nature study goes hand in hand with Apologia Biology).
What fun to have brothers – nine years apart in age – with their heads together at the microscope!!
And we’re amazed even more now that we’ve searched and we’ve found and we’ve studied. Now our eyes are open to moss and lichen everywhere. Maybe it’s because all the trees are just starting to bud and we can see it even better? Yes, and I sure like that we can study it all together.
Many thanks to Barb at Handbook of Nature Study for the monthly topics and newsletter – such wonderful resources to spur us on! Nature study has been such a big part of our studies the past couple of weeks, I felt it deserved the most attention this week. More on the rest of what we’ve been up to next week (our writing workshop!)
Many thanks to our Friday hostesses!
- Collage Friday hostess Mary at Home Grown Learners
- Homeschool Mother’s Journal at iHomeschool Network
- Weekly Wrap-Up hostess Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers
- No Fear Homeschool High School hostess Connie at The Daisy Head
- Family Friday Link Up with Jamerrill at Holy Sprit-Led Homeschooling
How about your homeschool – have you gotten outside to notice some signs of spring?
Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett: Your Passport to Learning Adventures!