"'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, May 22, 2009

Robins Have Hatched

Ds#3 called me last night to tell me the babies had hatched in the nest!

We only see two babies, though we had 3 eggs in the nest.

Momma bird is busy feeding these hungry little guys!