Let’s Get Outside and Learn – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

Learning Opportunities are All Around You
Take a look at your lesson plans for today. Is there something you can do outside to enhance your learning time and soak in some of the beautiful weather? (If it’s raining in your area, do this on the next sunny day.)

Going outside for reading time and some nature journaling makes learning fun. You also get the side benefit of everyone soaking in some natural vitamin D. This helps elevate your mood, and it gives you more energy.

Take out a blanket and enjoy the freedom you have to homeschool your children. We are blessed to be able to choose this option for our children. We tend to get hung up on checking off the boxes and moving along with curriculum plans. This is your jump start to add some fun and movement into your day.

From older children to young children, they benefit from getting outside and learning about the world around them. They are naturally curious, and the spring brings all kinds of new growth to the world around us.

My boys come up with the most interesting questions. Today’s question was, “What color are crow’s eggs?” We did some research to find that answer. We found that they are blue and speckled.

Bird watching is very interesting. They are quite lively this time of year, and they like to nest near our bird feeders. We spend time each day observing our bird population.

The boys have planted a few things in the garden so far, and they check daily on growth. We have had several days of rain, so they are not watering the plants currently. They just keep a check on them.

Send me pictures of your children enjoying nature and learning!

Your Zone Mission for today is to dust the tops of the doors, pictures, moldings, corners, and the tops of your curtains.

Your Home Blessing for today is to declutter paper and magazines.

My menu plan for Thursday is chicken and veggies.

Have a great day!
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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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Let’s Get Outside and Learn – Getting Organized — 2 Comments

  1. Yesterday the kids begged to do math outside! I wish I had taken a pic…we had blankets laid out, sunscreen, a preschooler threatening to shoot us with a water gun– and the kids got their math done faster than usual allowing more than enough time for a water fight with the hose:) I thought for sure our day was derailed once I saw them soaking wet but we actually stayed ahead of schedule all day! Next time I’ll bring our nature journals for another fun after math activity- thanks for the great reminder about soaking up nature!

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