"The present trend in the teaching of natural science is toward school experiences that are of immediate interest to the pupils and that will fit them for the everyday problems of later life. ...probably the greatest benefit comes from the development of desirable pupil attitudes toward, and appreciation of, beauty in all plant life."
- from the book Natural Science Through the Seasons by James A Partridge
- The guy at the garden center said they'd take about 6 weeks to flower... :)
- Bulbs are a wonderful thing to do with little kids, especially these. They went from nothing to something SO FAST! And grew inches overnight!!
And you can't go wrong at $.50/bulb! You really only need 1 per child.
- This is a great book describing bulbs for young kids. We love many by this author.
- I'm hoping to paint the bloom in my nature journal this week!
"...give up your strength the seed to nourish,
that in course the flower may flourish"
- People Look East by E. Farjeon
a great line of poetry to think of in terms of mothering too
'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in your weakness.'
II Cor. 12:9
A lot of time and thought goes into one of these lessons that I teach to our Truth,Beauty,Goodness Co-op/Community. To be honest, some of it is spent at my frustration level as I am figuring it all out while trying to be mom to little ones at the same time. But there is SO much about the planning/making process that gives me great satisfaction, particularly the point of inspiration! (see pix below) Not to mention that, being made in the image of The Creator, the need to create is inside of me. It's something I/we simply must do in one way or another.
Our most recent project is Lazy Stitch Indian Beadwork. We'll make an arm band using traditional methods. It should take us 6 sessions, from cutting the leather, waxing our thread, drawing our designs, to actual stitching (and humming Home on the Range all the while *wink!*)
Here's the book I am using. Truly inspiring. Please check it out at the library and let your little boys (in particular) dig in!
"I am recording this so that future generations will also praise the Lord for all He has done." -Psalm 102:18
I am a mama to 2 sweet brothers who aspires to a "thinking love" toward my children.
Take a peek into our journey towards a living education inspired by the writings of Charlotte Mason.
Be sure to leave me a comment if you're inspired!
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"In this field small efforts are honoured with great rewards, and we perceive that the education we are giving exceeds all that we intended or imagined.”
“It may be that the souls of all children are waiting for the call of knowledge to awaken them to delightful living.”