This morning we packed up for a fun outdoor scavenger hunt/field trip. This was part of our new homeschool science class. We are learning about zoology...this past chapter we covered habitats and the basic classification stuff, like binomial nomenclature and scientific names and classification systems. So we got out there this morning and started hunting.
We had a whole list of things we were looking for. I think Mitchie is hoping to find something great in this hole in the tree. This tree was very cool. I love how it almost looks alive...the roots crawling about, looking for something to hold onto. It felt very lord of the rings.
We also made a few stops along the way to do a little sketching in our nature journals. Avery jumped right up on this table and got out all her stuff...she has pencils...journal...binoculars...bug jar...a bag full of gear...she is ready to go. This particular point was overlooking the water and she was nicely sketching while i looked around and the boys went looking for cooler things like bugs off in the woods.
I am so thrilled with our choice to homeschool. Having the chance as a family to go on an outing like this on the morning of a "school day" was so fun. The time together is precious. Learning in new ways is so exciting. I am thankful.
My name is Leslie. I live in Virginia. I am a wife to Chris, a super husband/great daddy/army officer/PhD candidate. I am a mother to three very exciting kids, Avery and Mitchell, ages 13 and 10 and "baby" Delilah who is 5. I am a little crafty. I love fabric, quilting and I love my friends and family. I hope here I can keep up with all of you that are so very far away.
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