Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
homeschooling sweet homeschooling. there are more than many reasons homeschooling works for us. who wouldn't love this classroom? on monday, last minute, the girls and i packed up our school work and headed to the beach. beach chairs were our "desks" for the day and the beautiful blue ocean was our teacher. while building sandcastles we identified the shells we collected and used to dig holes. a woman found a dying starfish and took the time to bring it over for the girls to examine. we had previously (like 10 minutes before) discussed starfish in our book, but to actually see and touch the rough exoskeleton, many tiny tube feet, mouth, flexible arm tips... learning doesn't get more real. we got to see how the weather really affected the beach physically ex: the washed out shore, the huge crashing waves. it became a lesson in how everything is connected and affected by each other. also our role and responsibility in that interdependency. we took a moment to thank God for lovingly creating HIS ocean, which we adore, and that HE allowed us the blessing of that sunshiny school day to enjoy it. that days blessing also came with the responsibility to "leave it how we found it" or better. in other words :: pick up the trash ;)
P.S. i didnt even mention the seagulls, flocks of pelicans flying overhead, rocks to classify, masses of kelp...i could just keep going...
Monday, January 25, 2010
ok so about a year ago i decided to do a blog. 6 months later i REALLY decided to do a blog. 3 months ago i said i was SERIOUSLY going to start my blog...see where this is going. about a month ago i got SERIOUSLY SERIOUS about starting my blog. BUT this time i made a mistake and told people. so of course they held me to it, and made me do it! after 2 weeks of stressing and over thinking i finally did it! i think this blog will be a great way to journal our family, our life, where we've been, where were going and the little moments that make it all special. wanna join us?