Saturday, January 12, 2008

Just Try and Picture It In Your Mind!

If anyone has noticed, I haven't posted any authentic photos on this blog since before Christmas. For some reason I just cannot download any photos from my camera. Is it the cable or the camera? Who knows. At this point I'm saving up for a new (bigger and better, yes, I said it) camera.

This week was a very relaxed week as far as homeschooling goes. I had every good intention of schooling all five days this week, but we had two really nice visits with some fellow homeschooling families this week that really took up the bulk of our schooling hours. They were very enjoyable

and I think that sometimes you just have to choose meaningful connections and relationships over math problems (isn't that a real life lesson?).

The highlight of our week was an impromptu nature study outing that we took on Thursday morning. Boy was I proud when we left the house with a bag packed with everything needed for a good nature study outing-

nature notebook and pencils, camera, crackers to feed the birds and extra mittens.

We saw so much wildlife that day-

mallard ducks, Canadian geese and a red fox.

So very exciting for the children and myself. And I even managed to keep my mouth shut and simply let the children be and watch and observe (no pointed questions or urging to notice what I was noticing!) I think that Charlotte Mason would have been proud.

{I have some lovely candid photos from that outing that perhaps one of these days I will be able to post}


Amanda said...

A red fox! How fun indeed!

Charles & Rebecca said...

Was the fox helping the ginger bread man across the river? Run, run as fast as you can - you'll never catch me I'm the Ginger Bread Man! Chomp Chomp!