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 Fungi, Moss and Lichen!

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.” -John Keats Crafts and Projects Moss…

McKinley meets Civics

This has been an amazing mini unit for McKinley. ▶︎ First, she took a virtual civics class with my gracious brother (a die hard Poli-Sci junkie who majored in it). ▶︎ She learned all about the branches of government, the political parties, and the electoral college. ▶︎ For homework she had to do her own…

A peek into our Pond, Tree, and Pumpkin study

I don’t always capture everything we do, but here’s a peek into the last three weeks! Pond Study We learned all about pond ecosystems! The different kind of critters and pond life (like the frogs life cycle), various aquatic plants, and the difference between composers, decomposers, and producers. We studied Claude Monet and explored more…

A Peek into Autumn

It looks like we’ve been busy (and we have), but in many ways we’ve slowed down to enjoy life. These past three or so weeks have been filled with celebrations of life. “ An observant child should be put in the way of things worth observing – Charlotte Mason We welcomed fall by making lots…