We had fun today checking out "Head over Heels" at Orenco Woods Nature Park in Hillsboro🤩🤩#summerfun#exploringnaturewithchildren#exploring#creatingmemories#nature#artwork#childhood#funday#pnw#oregonbeauty#bestoforegon#oregonlife#myboys
29 degrees it was on Sunday here! We played on the beach finding soldier crabs in our sandcastles and then we took the boys for a walk through the mangroves. My youngest is coming down with something, so I hope the big dose of vitamin D eliminates whatever nasties are making him irritable! Get outside! - always my first choice for fighting bugs. Who wouldn't want to go lay in the sun on a beautiful beach when they aren't quite feeling 100%!
You guys, swings made of drifted logs on the beach, just pure magic. ✨ We’re currently packing for a 24 hour travel day tomorrow on our next adventure. And the first continent to be crossed off our list. And I’m super sorry because I failed y’all. I was supposed to be done sharing about this western US trip before we left and I didn’t get it all shared. And this IG page, it’s a story of our journey, it’s our family scrapbook. So for me it’s important to keep that in chronological order. So if you can bear with me, I’m going to try to get through the rest of this trip as fast as I can and get caught up. Thanks for sharing this space with us and following our little crew.💕
Ah Yellowstone....its hard to believe it’s already been 6 weeks since we were there...it truly is as amazing as everyone says it is. This is the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Ah....mazing! The way we tend to travel in our RV and otherwise is to jam in a bunch of different sites along the way and barely scratch the surface of what it has to offer. Although we touched on or drove to every corner of Yellowstone we just barely explored it all. The girls are already planning when we take our return cross country trip which places we will revisit. And I thought we were going to take a different route?! Stay tuned in two years! Where is your favorite place you like to revisit?
Welcome to mice and molluscs week! It’s time to haul out the head lamps and torches for a night hunt to find mice. We’ll compare house mice to native mice and take a look at the last mouse plague that cost Australia $96 million. It’s interesting to note that there were no house mice before the first fleet arrived in 1788. We’re also investigating slimy snails. What’s your focus on nature study this week?
Our homemade chalkboard for the first week ( colored over name ) . Waiting for our animal alphabet cards and animal number cards to arrive .. I plan on hanging them above and below the chalkboard on twin and then placing a wooden boarder around the chalkboard :) @inspire_homeschoolcommunity_ie @inspirecharterschools @blossomandroot @raisinglittleshoots
Our curriculum + resources arrived a couple of days ago - just in time, because school officially started this week 😬 (I’m a procrastinator. What can I say) . Since I’ve gotten so many questions on this subject, I thought I’d share what we are using for my first grader this year . ✨ Right Start Math Level B - his understanding of numbers has grown so much after using this for K last year, it’s so good ✨ The Good and The Beautiful Marine Biology and Space Science - our first year using this and it looks fantastic! ✨ Exploring Nature With Children - our beloved nature study guide ✨ Classical Conversations - our group meets once a week ✨ Abeka Spelling and Poetry - my kid adores worksheets 🤷♀️ so I wanted something he could work on independently. He is an amazing reader (self-taught, cue the sound of angels singing) so I’m not doing any phonics at the moment ✨ Beautiful Feet Books Around the World with Picture Books Part 2 - Europe and South America (goes well with CC) ✨ Discovering Great Artists - a hands-on look at the world’s greatest artists . Other resources - our beloved MAPS book, The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History, our geoboard and our new @chalkfullofdesign name tracing board (thanks, @thatstorybooklife for the idea!) . One day a week is also spent at a local charter school program that offers a full day of electives (piano, art, Taekwondo and more - it’s awesome!) . I’ll post flip-throughs in stories, as well as our weekly rhythm, and I’d love to answer any questions you have. Happy back-to-school! 💙📚✏️