My seven year old son, Little Man, found a nest with four eggs in it and he has been watching it and taking pictures of it all summer. He agreed to do a guest post for my blog to tell us about "his" baby birds :)
Munchkin, our preschooler, loves animals of all kinds, but her favourites are definitely farm animals! (She is a true farm girl!) She is also my only child who really loves doing book work and work sheets. When the other two were preschool age, we mostly played and if they learned something, great, if not, that was okay. Also, if we did not do any school, it was not a big deal because they were not ready for it anyway. Munchkin is completely different! She wants to do school every day, all the time! She is quick to tell me when her work box is empty and ask if I can give her more school work to do! So, we started a new unit study on animals, consisting mostly of things I can find to keep her busy while I am working with her brother and sister.
Last week we met a couple of other homeschool families at the Science Center and had a fun-filled day! The Science Center had a special display with life-size, animatronic dinosaurs, which is what attracted us to make the two and a half hour drive to the city.
You may not be seeing as much of me for awhile as I am going to be super busy getting my new business organized! In case you did not see the announcement on Facebook, here is our official announcement...
We are still pretty busy with the garden, but I am starting to think ahead to the new school year. For science this year we will be studying Apologia's Exploring Creation With Botany (*Not an affiliate link!). I was going through it to see what kind of supplies I need to get for the experiments and I realized that a lot of the activities would be best done outside in the summer. I decided that on the days we are not processing our garden produce I will try to do activities from our Exploring Creation With Botany book. We have been having a lot of fun since we started that!
I posted before about the Ant Factory that we started this spring. Since then we have been having so much fun learning about ants!
We went camping at the lake for four days last week and I thought I would share with you some of the things we did and show you all the things we learned and why I consider our camping trip a homeschool field trip :)
I mentioned in my strawberry post that when we went to get strawberries at the u-pick we were pleasantly surprised to find out that there were saskatoons ready too! I could not resist picking a pail of saskatoons, but I felt a little guilty about it because our neighbours actually have a saskatoon u-pick, which is only about a mile across the field from where we live! Since the saskatoon farm is so close to where we live I decided we needed another field trip :)
We made another trip to Treasure Valley Markets, (where we got our strawberries). They have such a wide variety of fruits and vegetables there that I could easily go there every week! I went there mostly for the sour cherries this time, but came home with another pail of strawberries and some cabbage too! It really is a treasure valley there :)
I mentioned in my strawberry post that strawberries are one of my favourite fruits, but one I like even better is raspberries! I would quite happily eat all our raspberries fresh and forget about finding recipes to use them in! But I did my best to curb my desire to eat them all fresh and found some other things to do with them with the kids.