Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Green Hour

Samuel was almost in tears when it was time for Nature Study today. We have not really had a "nature walk" since we returned from Costa Rica because of the pipeline construction on the property. The noise was terrible! Now they are gone (we hope) and Fall is here!
Our nature walks were always a little informal, but I finally decided to organize myself and seriously add it to our homeschool, at least once a week. So, where do I start? Internet to the rescue! I found Barb - who has an awesome mind - and her blog http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/ which offers weekly bite-size challenges based on Anna Botsford Comstocks book (which is HUGE).
We are only 30 weeks behind everyone else...but Barb suggests that we complete the first five challenges and then continue with everyone else. That is the plan we will follow.

Here are the two "things" Samuel wants to investigate further: Goldenrods and dirt.

Sooooo... that will be our focus this week!

Oh! 20 minutes later this is the attitude that Samuel returned with...

1 comment:

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Love that last photo! Warms my heart. :)

He picked something that is in the Handbook! Look it up in the index and it looks like there are three pages that talk about goldenrod.

What a great start!
Barb-Harmony Art Mom