"'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

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Private Eye Nature

I am embarking on an expansion of our nature studies, which I admit has been lean lately.  I am incorporating The Private Eye as a regular part of our study as a way of bridging the gap to science as well as improving writing and art.

I am so encouraged by this method, and I am so eager to inspire our nature studies, that I started a new blog as a result.  It is called A Private Eye Nature, and so far I just have the introductory post that explains how it all works.  Stay tuned more more!

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