Going through my photos this week I realised there was so much going on! It always seems to take me by surprise, the amount of learning they do in a day. Generally our days feel relaxed and easy, full of play and fun. Sometimes at the end of the week I wonder to myself if we have really done much learning at all. Then I look back through what I have captured and realise the learning is always there, in everything they do. They’re just enjoying themselves so much that there is no definition between ‘work’ and ‘play’. I think that’s what I love about natural learning the most.
It was hard trying to choose just some of the photos this week! Be sure to also pop over to Memoirs of a Childhood, Racheous – Lovable Learning, and An Everyday Story to see some other beautiful examples of natural learning.
The week started with an excursion to our local environmental centre with our homeschool co-op to learn about worm farming! The girls loved it and asked lots of questions. They even packed a backpack with some paper and a pen so they could take notes about what they learned. It’s always great catching up with our homeschool friends and watching the relationships between the children grow. Miss 5 spent most of the day hand in hand with her bestie. Afterwards, we headed over to the nature centre to have a look at all the Australian animals too.
Fresh new journals! We filled up the old ones a while ago and hadn’t gotten around to buying more yet. The girls are excited to be back into ‘journal time’. Yes, that does say malteasers, LOL. While we waited for my oldest at ballet on wednesday her little sister bought her a treat at the shops for when she was finished.
Story stones and some Spielgaben made their way to the block area with all of the other things that are currently crowded around there. They spent a lot of time telling stories here.
We have a subscription to Story Box Library but haven’t used it much lately. The girls were back into it this week though, catching up on all of the new stories.
This weekend we took a trip to the beach for the day. I asked the girls to grab some books for the car trip and coincidentally (or not) my 5 year old chose this book about the ocean. She found an experiment about how salty sea water is and read the directions to me.