"'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, March 20, 2009

Spring!

It's been a long winter, and it's still only 30 degrees. We've had several teasingly warm days but nothing lasting more than two together. The snow is almost gone and a few birds have returned. We're getting a bit of cabin fever.

Instead of our regularly scheduled school day, we spent the day making a spring project using a Klutz Window Art kit. First we made the outline with the black paint and left them to dry.

Later in the day the boys finished filling in the colors. Ds#2 picked the space ship that looks like it is breaking through the window. After he peels it off the plastic and sticks it to a window he gets to use the black paint to make the window look like its cracked even more. What fun!

We spend the rest of the school day working diligently on our Journey North Mystery Class data because today we got the clues we needed to pinpoint our longitude. Visit AtHomeScience to read about this great project.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Those look like something my kids would enjoy, too. It HAS been a long winter. We've edged up to 60 today, though!