When I started this blog I figured it would be all homeschool all the time, but it turns out I've had lots of other things to blabber about like my dog's skin issues (fascinating, I know). However, there is still some book learning going on at the Tree Climbing Academy and here's some proof:
(Have I mentioned that my camera works much better outdoors? I'm just putting that out there because I don't want you to worry that my poor home educated children are pasty white from sitting inside all day. They're not because they don't - it's the camera's fault.)
Anyway, here's our first attempt at a successful science experiment. It's the old bean seed in a jar experiment that allows you to watch the sprouting and growing process. Doc Brown has his notebook so he can draw his observations each day. This will require a lot of discipline on my part to remember that we're supposed actually observe it every day.
I kind of dread the hands on aspect of homeschooling. I'm sure it's a sign of laziness or something, but I just don't have a lot of patience for it and I get much more excited about read aloud time because it's a chance to snuggle up on the couch with a good book. But the kids really enjoy it so maybe their enthusiasm will rub off on me.
The best part of the experiment for me is crossing it off my list. After a week of catching up we are now officially back on track and ready to start fresh next week. I'm really excited because we're going to start reading "The Apple and the Arrow" which is the story of William Tell.
Am I crazy because I want to try an activity that involves a bow and arrow?