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Monday, July 15, 2013

Ah. This is the Life... {NSM! LINKup}

The {Nature Study Monday} link up is for ANY nature study-ish blog post written at any time during the current month. Which means, when you submit your link, it will show up in every. single. {NSM} post. during the whole month! Oh, and be not confused, feel free to link up on any day, be it Monday or not! (scroll down for linky).

We've been on vacation from school since the beginning of June, so any nature study that has happened lately is completely spontaneous and informal. Actually, I've been SO busy between prepping for and hosting a short-term mission team, working on AO projects, holding down the fort for the last week and a half with my husband away, among other super enveloping projects... I wondered if ANY nature study at all would happen.

Oh! Can I just say that I've been SO pleasantly surprised?! One of the wonders of a CM education is the way it changes one's whole way of life. And it makes me want to exclaim... yippety, skippety! Or something.

I mean get a load of this; this is what I'm talking about...
Our days have been spent learning new jumprope rhymes, letter play, catching wasps-of-unusual-size, reading, writing and a whole lot of masterly inactivity on my part.

Doesn't that just sound downright wonderful?! I get happy all over again as I sit here writing it down. These are the days...

Here's some of the spontaneously informal nature-ish stuff we've done last week.
  • Kids asked to look at the moon with binoculars.
  • Heard and searched for a night bird, can't wait to try and observe it (maybe it's the owl come back?)
  • Compared a moth and butterfly.
  • Watered plants and observed new growth in all the kids' own edible greenery projects.
  • Observed a VERY large spider. Unsuccessfully tried to exterminate said spider. Still looking...
  • Listened to thunderstorm.

So, what do you do for nature study over the summer?

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Tammy Glaser said...

The blog for Harvest Community School does not get on well with Mr. Linky, but I think your readers would enjoy this little essay on why we walk the same trail every week.

amyinperu said...

thanks for the link, tammy! we'll have to figure out why that's not working!

Carol said...

Hi amy, I had trouble loading the image for some reason but the link works.

Patty said...

Hello, Amy ~ sounds like you've had a busy summer :) I'm reading Miss Mason's actual books this! I was scared to read them before???? Not quite sure why they intimidated me so much! Just curious where CM blog carnival for July 23rd was hosted. Can't seem to find it! Hoping to figure out the linking up thing for Nature Study Mondays soon!
Have a beautiful day!

Annie said...

Amy, I am so glad I found your blog. We are CM educators in Colorado and your posts (esp re: CM-style testing) has been an encouragement. Thanks!

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