"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What We're Learning

So what have we learned so far this week?  Sometimes, I have to stop and think about that.

With the warmer-than-usual weather we've been having in our neck of the woods, the children work diligently on their lessons so they can head outside and play.

But just because they don't have their nose in a book, doesn't mean they're not learning.  My children learned quite a bit while enjoying the outdoors, and here's a just a sample...

Blowgun and crossbow practice (hand-eye coordination)....



Watching the honey bees do their thing in our peach tree blossoms...


Lots of artwork on the sidewalk....

Making bird feeders out of pine cones, peanut butter, and birdseed...


So aside from all that we learned inside the house, we learned just as much on the outside of it.  :)

Happy homeschooling!









linking up this week at Our Simple Farm
                                         Grateful for Grace

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    1. We miss you, too! I'm glad we can keep up with each via our blogs. :)

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  2. My children have also been completing their studies inside quickly so they can head outside. I think I may let them do the pine cone bird feeders, they would enjoy that. Thanks for giving us a peek inside (outside) your family life.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lizzy! :)

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  3. OH, those are terrific things to be learning! I think I would enjoy being a part of your homeschool. :)

    Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks for the link-up, Mindy! I was looking forward to participating. :)

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  4. These are all fun and intersting things! Blowgun, that is something I haven't seen before. I guess you have to be pretty "windy" to hit the target?... Hope your weather continues to be wonderful for more hands on type learning!

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    1. You don't have to be "windy" at all, Monica. The blowgun belong to least "windiest" of all our children. ;) Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  5. Good reminder to get outside. I have really been stuck in the house since Jonathan died. Hopefully the warm weather will help me want to get out. Thanks for the encouragement!

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    1. Glad you stopped by, Tesha.
      Hope you have blessed day! :)

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  6. Amen! This is a lifestyle of learning, not something you can segment into tidy little compartments. Today we did our reading aloud and then drove 30 minutes to a funeral, came home, ate lunch and then got back to lessons. I count every bit of our day as educational on so many levels.

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    1. I love that, Jenn - "a lifestyle of learning"! :)
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Many blessings!

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  7. Looks like you've had some quality hands-on learning going on there, Lisa. Enjoy that wonderful weather! We had snow again today and are expecting more tomorrow. Going to take advantage of a slow afternoon and get our cold weather seeds into some soil this afternoon.

    Blessings! ~Lisa

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    1. Oh, Lisa, I wish we would have gotten snow this winter! It was so mild and dry here. We need moisture desperately. Looks like we'll be watering our garden alot this year. Thanks for stopping in!
      Blessings to you!

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  8. It's always a pleasure to read your homeschooling posts. It seems like your children are learning something new all the time, and this is a good thing.

    Blessings! :)

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    1. Thanks for your kind words and for stopping by, Mara. :)
      Many blessings!

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  9. We make the pinecone bird feeders for the squirrels. They seem to love hanging upside down to eat them, and they stay off our bird feeders more when we provide the pinecones. The squirrels entertain us quite a bit. I love your homeschooling posts too! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thanks for visiting me, Christine. Hope you have a wonderful day, too! :)

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  10. Love it. We are also doing this as well. The weather has been wonderful here. It is refreshing. I love teaching about the beauty of our nature even if its not intentional.

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  11. My children sometimes seem to learn more when I teach "unintentionally", too. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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