Back to Basics: Books and Blocks

A pile of blocks is so inviting. They can be fashioned into anything we can imagine.  Then we can start over and do it all again.  Each child has a different vision in their mind of what the blocks can become.  Some of them are able to share their visions and work together to make … [Read more…]

Leonardo DaVinci Notebooks

Our next few weeks will center around Leonardo Da Vinci and a multitude of activities.  Da Vinci is famous for his notebooks.  He carried one with him wherever he went and they were full of sketches, quotes, ideas, future plans, costs, observations….etc.  Our students have agreed to learn by his example and carry their own … [Read more…]

Join Us on Our Home School Walk

It’s a cool, crisp Fall day as we meander down the river trail. Pumpkins are strategically placed along the trail for us to find and decorate. There are some big ones and some little ones to fit everyone’s taste. We find a sunny spot, spread out the blankets and begin our masterpiece. We use permanent … [Read more…]

Mom to Mom – What Did you do Today?

To all of you who are having fun with natural learning – thank you!  A special thank you to those who have sent me pictures and thoughts to share.  I know it strengthens all of us when we have a community and we can all contribute. Wendy wrote: “The boys made a candy dispenser out … [Read more…]