The people who make homeschool regulating laws just don't seem to fully understand how it works. All of this took place AFTER "school" was over. The workbooks were shut. The pencils put away. The math practice done. Of course, if I lived where I had to count minutes of instruction, this would totally count.
For some inexplicable reason, it was 70 degrees today. Of course, the kids went straight outside when school was over. They decided to begin a club.
Every club needs a flag, right?I'm not sure ducks will be part of the rescuing, but still.
They created a lot of habitats, with a little help from their Littlest Pet Shops. Those are real live snails above that they rescued. From the horrible dirt they were living in under the tree in the backyard. Poor things.
You'll be glad to know some earthworms were also rescued. And taken very good care of.
After I took these, I showed them a library book that told how to make a bug observatory in the yard. You dig a hole, drop a yogurt cup inside, put some food in there, and cover the thing. They covered it with a frisbee propped up with some balls. Then you check it and let the bugs go and try another food to see what kind of bugs it draws.
That's a whole lotta science for little bit of work. And no planning on my part.
I LOVE days like this.
And I'm reminded that these things don't happen very much when we are running around. We've been staying home a lot lately. AND we got rid of all TV service. There are so many good things out there to do, but when you don't really have the money, it makes the decision easy.
And the results are good.