"'Education is the Science of Relations'; that is, that a child has natural relations with a vast number of things and thoughts: so we train him upon physical exercises, nature lore, handicrafts, science and art, and upon many living books, for we know that our business is not to teach him all about anything, but to help him to make valid as many as may be of––
'Those first-born affinities,
That fit our new existence to existing things.'"

Charlotte Mason, A Philosophy of Education
with a quote from The Prelude by William Wordsworth

Friday, October 31, 2008

Views from our nature study

We have been studying trees since the beginning of the school year with another family in our back yard. Now that we have major repairs and upkeep occurring to our house, we can no longer romp around our yard. We've moved up to their yard where trees are sparse but the views are beautiful. Here's a couple of photos from our walk today on this unseasonably warm day just past peak color here in Massachusetts.

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