A Peek into Winter Pond, Animal Tracks, and Candlemas

We were happy to find some frogs swimming underneath the sheet of ice, and super excited to find two turtles! Can you see the turtles?! Animal Tracks Candlemas I had no idea Candlemas was an actual holy. So it was interesting to learn about a different Christian Holy Day. It’s a day to commemorate the…

A Peek into Winter Weather & Sky

Projects: Winter Mobiles. The girls used Epsom salt with warm water to create “snowflake” like features on construction paper. We also created winter sky water colors, using tape and hot glue gun for features My new favorite thing: making brown paper stars. Cora working on memorizing poetry. And videos below of the girls reading aloud…

A Peek into Winter Birds

Step 1: Learn about Northern Cardinals Step 2: Make homemade bird feeders Step 3: Set up a bird watching area Step 4: Watch birds Other Projects Sycamore Art & Nature Group We finally found an amazing homeschooling nature tribe! Each week we come together with other families to hike in nature. The girls and I…

A peek into Projects

The girls have had “project work” each day for the past few weeks now. Project work is really a Montessori/ Reggio approach to learning where children choose their topic of interest. Kiddos then have an in-depth exploration/investigation of a that topic. They work for an extended period of time usually to respond to a problem/challenge/or…

A peek into late autumn early winter.

Here are photos from over the past three weeks. We haven’t had our typical unit studies, and each week have continued to slow down. Here Cora starts investigating Time. We slowly have been examining forest life with our beautiful “forest nature journals” from Raising Up Wild Things Sensory Play A forest bin to tie with…