Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Homeschooling Again...Joy!

Ancient Humans - Watercoloring Stonehenge

Geometry - Pentagons and pentagrams

We have decided to homeschool at least one more year with our son Wilson.  He is currently considered a 5th grader, so we are joyfully jumping into all things ancient, while continuing to deepen our understanding of botany that we started at the end of last year. We are using Earthschooling, Teaching Textbooks (math), Story of the World, and an eclectic mix of books, field trips, and our own projects. Some highlights from our first couple of weeks.

Botany - Growing seeds indoors and then transplanting into the Fall garden

Botany - Identifying plants during a hike to Boiling Spring Lake in Drakesbad within the Lassen Volcanic National Park

PE - Tap dancing with siblings and Mommy

Art - Watercoloring a scene from our camping trip to Lake Almanor

Botany - Crayon drawing the stages of plants


Catherine said...

What beautiful paintings. Have a wonderful year!

A Homeschool Story said...

Beautiful! LOVE getting a dose of inspiration from your lovely family. We are in those joyful first weeks of Waldorf homeschooling too right now; all art-filled and sunshine and feeling right. College preparations are a big preoccupation just now, but the littles keep me in touch with joy and beauty.