Thursday, October 22, 2009

Family Photo
The forest is an educational playground-
Secret Cave in the Forest!
Counting the rings
We hiked for about 3 1/2 miles through the Bernheim Forest- it was such a beautiful day that even the 3 year old was able to keep up and never even thought about complaining! A hike in the woods is a terrific way to spend family time and makes a fabulous field trip for homeschoolers.
The kids brought their cameras- we all played photographer. The assignment was to take pictures of interesting things (plants, animals) and then later we can print them, google them, and put together an educational photo journal.
Nature journals and lapbooks are a terrific way to do unit studies on any topic of interest. It works especially well for outdoor experiences in nature but can work just as well to study history. - It provides the opportunity for research, illustration, creativity, and writing.
A glorious walk in the woods- just another great day in the life of a homeschool family!

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