We didn’t waste any time digging into our fungi unit! Mainly because we were excited to hunt for them. The girls became instant detectives. We took tons of pictures and then printed them. Afterwards we got to work on our identifying skills.
“The poetry of earth is never dead.”
Crafts and Projects
Moss & Lichen
Our moss and lichen study was an easy extension from our fungi unit. Probably because lichen wouldn’t exist without fungi!We found tons of moss while hunting mushrooms, and by the time we were looking for lichen — we were able to find and identify a variety of things!
“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Literature and other things
I think if you asked the girls what their favorite thing about homeschooling is— they would said our tea parties. There is something magical and blissful about breaking bread together, drinking tea, reading poetry, and discussing art. This week we focused on art pieces by Van Gogh and dived deeper into the Post-Impressionist art movement.
We’ve found that number hop lines are not only fun, but a really helpful tool to help McKinley learn her multiplication facts.
Although we’re not huge fans, we still do worksheets occasionally— honestly they’re more for me to gauge how the girls are doing. But in actuality my heart knows they are learning what they need to at the pace they are comfortable with. And that’s what matters.
As always, thank you for following along our journey! Life is the best adventure—don’t miss the moment you’re in.
With endless love-light-laughter, and gratitude,
Georgia, McKinley, and Cora