On Nature Journals and Open Eyes

Our nature study focus for this term is reptiles.  No, this was not of my choosing.  We are following the Ambleside Online rotation.  I don't think I would pick snakes and lizards in a million years if it were up to me! I thought it would be a rather challenging topic since we can't just…

A Visit to “Tide Pool Town”

   Here's a little post for all you Pagoo fans!  For those of you scratching your heads right now, Pagoo is a book by Holling Clancy Holling that tells the story of a hermit crab, Pagurus, teaching all about his life cycle and fellow inhabitants of the tide pool.  Our family has been enjoying reading it…

Nature “did-you-knows?” ~ MOURNING DOVES edition

The kids and I have been delighted that some birds have FINALLY discovered the feeder we put up a few months ago.  Over the weekend, Boo and I watched a pair of Goldfinches have a feast, and yesterday we all watched this beautiful guy (or gal) have lunch while we were enjoying ours.  He fed…

Nature “did-you-knows?” ~ FROGS edition

Each term we aim to focus on a particular topic in our study of God's beautiful creation.  This year we have been following Ambleside Online's suggestions for each of the three terms.  My goal is to make six entries into our nature journals each term (that would be every other week), but it's actually worked…