Easing in!

What does the first two weeks of school look like in our house?  It certainly isn’t typical! But, what is?  This year, we took the first couple of weeks to “ease” in.  With my oldest still at home getting ready for a late-August start to college, there were plenty of distractions. Plus, we made it … More Easing in!

Reflections on the First Week of School

Oh!  Those lazy days of summer!  We enjoyed 10 weeks of unstructured days, sleeping in, traveling to see grandparents, camping, swimming and just being without having to be anywhere, on anyone’s schedule.  Glorious!  Now, August has come and with it, those first days back to school.  How crusty the eyes are at 7:3o in the morning!  … More Reflections on the First Week of School

Black Eyed Susans

Black Eyed Susans One joy that we have encountered in Nature Study is identifying and examining the various summer flowers that pop up in August and September. Last September, I was walking through a boggy area near our home and discovered a small patch of Black Eyed Susans. The next day, I brought the boys … More Black Eyed Susans