Thursday, August 27, 2009

Homeschooling year starts... well, keeps going.


We never really stopped homeschooling this summer. We have done book lessons, classes, camps, retreats, etc all summer long. The nice days have led themselves to outings and fun educational adventures where ever they fit in with the bookwork. It has been wonderful! I would rather take off the boring months of the winter than in the summer where it is so easy to find educational fun.

This beach tour was an idea I came up with after accidentially stumbling upon a beach next to the zoo. The kids loved it so much that for the last two weeks we have been touring beaches around our area. We have gone in the morning (low tide) and in the evening (high tide). We have brought dinner, lunch, or nothing but sand toys. We have enjoyed it with friends, family, and just us. I am really excited about this way to learn about our new area. It has been fun and educational.

Did you know that beach glass is really rare? But we found a bunch on our tour in all colors... even blue (the rarest). I put it in this new bowl for the nature table. I also had another bowl that I put a bunch of rosehips into from another beach tour.

Cyan learned how to tell the sex of crabs as well. She really enjoyed this and has been flipping over every dead crab we see to tell me if it was a boy or a girl. lol! (I know... ew!)

It has been a lot of fun adventures.

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4 comments:

Judy said...

Great pictures.

Katie said...

What fun, you are such a creative mama...I love that last picture, that is frame worthy :)

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

I know what you mean. The homeschooling... does it really ever end? No! Too much learning to be had!

Cyan must have been so funny turning those crabs over!!

Jonam said...

Cool Pictures