We're back in the groove. This week was our first full week of school and what a grand week it was. Truthfully Monday wasn't the best despite a great start last week. A Momma who didn't keep order in the morning mixed with a little girl who didn't want breakfast cooked up to a very frustrating time. Tuesday was much better. I am blessed to have little ones who love to learn. Little ones who love to be at home with their Momma.
Nature study is nothing new to our household. I have, at times, put aside other studies in order to dive into a subject in nature that holds the kids' interest in it's grip. What is new however is our own nature notebook. The kids have been looking forward to this. We have a drawer that is our "special art drawer". It contains pencils and color pencils that are exclusively for our notebooks. Wednesday morning we were outside by 7:45am with excitement bubbling over. This week we've been discussing things close to the ground. Slugs and snails seem to be what the kids are most interested in. We have had a worm habitat and recently an ant farm. I can now say that this Momma now knows more about slugs and worms than I ever thought I'd want to know. Frankly, I no longer see them as simply icky, slimy creatures. Don't get me wrong, I'll still put ground eggshell and diatemacious earth out to prevent them from eating the greens in our garden.