It’s Robin Day!

I’ve been waiting and watching, as the Fall season has deepened, for the robins. Yes, they arrived in Missouri in the spring and there were a few here and there all summer. But in the fall, on a certain day or two, the migration season takes over and our yard is covered – covered! in robins. They are in the trees, on the grass, fluttering in the bushes, and gobbling up all the

By |November 16th, 2012|Autumn, Nature Study|0 Comments

How a Homeschool Mom Handles a Superstorm

We pull out our copy of Storm in the Night to read while we snuggle on the couch and talk about our fears – how real they are, how it’s okay to have them and how we had them as a kid too.

We read Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car and talk about the fun they had in that rain and how different that is from Superstorm Sandy.

We draw the shape of the storm on paper (scaled to our map or globe) and lay it over the country where it is affecting people… then we follow it and move it as it goes.

We pull out our Five in a Row Digital Nature Study and record the weather in our nature journal.

We talk about

Are You Noticing Fall in Your Backyard?

Woods, ponds, fields, the skies, and your own backyard

all have a “fall readiness” program going on!

Can you see the signs? One immense benefit, educationally speaking, of taking nature walks through each of the seasons, is to observe “changes” as they occur, to spend time thinking about them—why is the grass turning brown?  Why are the leaves colored, or falling?  Why are the clouds so low and gray?  Why is the air so cool, when it was so warm just a week ago?  What are those animals doing anyway?

As your student spends time outdoors and sees and feels changes around him

By |October 26th, 2012|Autumn, Homeschool, Nature Study|0 Comments

The learning never ends…

Five in a Row’s Digital Nature Studies are the PERFECT way to discover this fall with your children!

By |October 5th, 2012|Autumn, Homeschool, Nature Study, Quotes|0 Comments

October, by Robert Frost

O hushed October morning mild,

Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;

Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,

Should waste them all.

The crows above the forest call;

Tomorrow they may form and go.

O hushed October morning mild,

Begin the hours of this day slow.

Make the day seem to us less

By |October 1st, 2012|Autumn, Poetry|0 Comments