After all the longing, it seems like Spring has finally arrived, mostly, except the day it snowed this week. I didn’t take pictures of the daffodils drooping their poor heads down, covered with snow. I tried to ignore it. I knew spring would be back and we would be outside again.
It was a pretty productive week on a lot of levels. I did a ton of planning for summer weekend trips, some birthday party planning, and made summer camp reservations.
We had a really nice hike on Friday. The boys were feeling quite photogenic, so I got some great shots for the grandparent’s calendar.
Even though we’ve hiked this same trail multiple times before, the boys had new questions about the rocks and their formation. I think it will make a great jumping off point for a geology unit. We’ve studied volcanos and igneous rocks quite a bit, but we haven’t done much with sedimentary rocks.
During the last 3 years, I found the learning that really sticks usually starts with a question asked by the boys themselves. This is the great opportunity of homeschool – the freedom to wait for interests to develop. The opportunity to ask your own questions about the world and seek the answers is a wonderful thing. In fact it is exactly the thing the great scientists and inventors have always done.