They love playing with paper dolls, and since we are studying Josephina (American Girl) this month, they had fun playing with their Josephina paper dolls while listening to a Josephina audio book on the ipad (via Tales 2 Go).
They LOVE to catch caterpillars to observe in this habitat. They name all of their caterpillars either Katie or Lily, and whenever they spot a new caterpillar, they shriek with excitement "There's Katie!"
We had fun interpreting this art at a recent art festival. I loved hearing their impressions of what they saw.
We have 2 tadpoles that we observe daily. We've loved watching them grow and setting up their habitat. We were excited to discover 2 tiny snails in the habitat, which is perfect since we are studying mollusks in science!!!
O(6) has finally admitted that she loves to kayak! This makes me SO happy since I LOVE to kayak, and I've been trying to get her to love it for years :) When we are kayaking, we have fun looking for egrets, turtles, blue herons, and fish. We also go out to the middle of the lake and sit completely still and silent to practice making silence and absorbing the peace of nature around us. O has gained so much confidence and seems so joyful as she kayaks around the lake.
Most of our schooling is discrete schooling with only about an hour or 2 of formal lessons each day (for O). Fun times at Lakeside Homeschool!