Tag Archives: nature study

Moss and Ferns, Redux

Well, this blog might just turn into a journal of our weekly nature walks. That’s ok with me.  We noticed the first tree leaf buds this week and entered in our Book of Firsts. They were extremely difficult to photograph, … Continue reading

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In Which I Take Many Photos of Moss and Ferns

Our Friday nature walks are always the highlight of my week. And I admit, it is hard to get four kids six and under out the door with proper warm clothing, hats/mittens/boots/etc, snacks, water, diapers…the list goes on. Everyone properly … Continue reading

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Playing Hooky

I’ve been feeling a little like I missed summer. We took our big trip to Ireland at the end of May, so we kind of used up our vacation time early. I could have/should have done more summery things. But … Continue reading

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Oregon Zoo

When I asked James what he wanted to do in the week before kindergarten started, he said without hesitation, “Go to the zoo!” Despite the fact that we can obviously go to the zoo on any “school” day too, I … Continue reading

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Kindergarten of the Good Shepherd – Full 2014 Plans

After months of thought and planning, I feel like I finally have our plans for the upcoming year as finalized as they are going to be. I’m not sure how useful they would be to anyone else. These aren’t the … Continue reading

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September Booklist

I spent some time making up a list of books for September. They include autumn books, books for our autumn nature study unit, fairy and folk tales, and books for some of the feasts of the Church in September. Our … Continue reading

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Nature Walk Fridays

Fishing I love Maidenhair ferns. I took 180 pictures and Miriam is running in about two thirds of them. I decided I needed evidence of the last days of baby feet before they turn into big kid feet. Stinging nettle. … Continue reading

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