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I think I hear about it much more often from others during spring. The beautiful weather, need-to-get-outside, distracted and can’t-get-school-work-done issue. But boy do we tend to have that at our house in the fall! In fact, some of our very best family memories are made in the fall. Those times we just take off for the outdoors or build our learning around the changing
Our May was a bit of blur of celebratory times. And many an afternoon was rain-filled. But still we noticed the coming of summer as we brushed pass the hydrangea bushes by the front door. And because of all that rain we are bursting in green and growing things here in the south. Just this week the hydrangea is showing some touches of color. An
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
Hearts and Trees brings happy times to our homeschool. Just the right, enriching activity that we seem to need at the time. Back when most were sick in the thick of winter, Middle Girl made this beautiful tissue paper star! It cheered us all. All the items you need with just a few you already have on hand. What more could a mama ask? These
I love the beach. I enjoy bird watching. And I’ve learned so much about nature studies for our homeschool from Barb-Harmony Art Mom. So what a true gift it was to have each and every one of these things mixed together in one BEECH Retreat trip! Something deep in all of us yearns for God’s beauty, and we can find it no matter where we
We ventured out on a recent wintry afternoon in search of rocks in our own backyard. We didn’t find any right away. We did see a few, red clay covered lumps or stones. Monthly Outdoor Hour Challenges newsletter – a free download for Handbook of Nature Study subscribers. We had peeked at the nature study grid by the back door before we headed out. So
Small spurts of outdoor time frame our days. It’s simple and works for us. “I just need to go outside and swing for a few minutes before I start my math.” “I finished my math, can I go outside for a few minutes?” If we notice something, we pause to take a look… “Oh, there’s a slug at the bottom of the back door!” “Mama,