Here are some simple and practical tips to frame your homeschool days with nature study. The results are so rewarding for such a little time investment! 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
Warm sunshine on your back, leaves unfurling and marvelous moss and lichen? Yes, please. We enjoyed some signs of spring and spring nature study with all our ages this homeschool week. It went something like this… Spring Nature Study for Homeschool with Multiple Ages Have that nature prompt within sight, by the back door. So, as soon as the little black rain clouds move on
On this day, we ventured out into the backyard for a winter outdoor hour challenge to soak up some sunshine and spot some winter weeds and seeds. Our homeschool nature study time is always a wonderful and well needed break in our homeschool day. We went to the known spots. First, the althea bush. Winter Outdoor Hour: Weeds and Seeds Homeschool Nature Study Back on
For your winter homeschool nature study you will find it surprisingly fun to study winter weather and tree silhouettes! We used some great nature study resources in our homeschool that we will share with you! Snow? Snow! Yes, we awoke to white. Hodgepodgedad and I had seen the big, fat flakes falling right at bedtime last night. So I knew that the next morning would
Does your family need a mid-year homeschool reboot? Each January, we are slow and steady and somewhat reluctant to get back to homeschool. Through the holidays we stay up late, sleep in a little, watch movies and enjoy no schedule. How about you? We simply enjoy each other. Speaking of enjoying each other… A long time ago in a childhood far, far away, our Mama
Sometimes when I am in the thick of a homeschool day, I have to remind myself about finding the heart of homeschool. It can be busy and the needs of the age range are many. But during this homeschool week the Lord reminded me about relationships. And He reminded me to ask Him for wisdom. It went like this… It hit me. The mess on
We enjoyed a wonderful study of chickadees and other backyard birds in winter. I wanted to share because I know you will enjoy this winter homeschool nature study too! I love the variety of birds we see at our feeder each season. The woodpeckers stop by more frequently to eat the suet we share in winter. Or at least we notice them more. This post
Cultivating curiosity with nature study in your homeschool is simply a delight. It comes naturally with just a bit of practice. Here is how independent nature study went one day in our homeschool. “Mama, I need a towel because I did one of the nature prompts,” she calls through the cracked open back door. I look and her feet are covered in clay. I smile.