We had a zoo day this week! We took the children to a local private zoo in Limestone, Tennessee called Brights Zoo. We have been to this zoo several times in years past and have always enjoyed it. You can read about our very first time going to Brights Zoo here. It was quite a memorable experience. This visit, too, was memorable because it was our daughters first experience at Brights Zoo.
Welcome to another “Week in Review!” This is where I journal all of Nourishing My Scholars homeschool adventures for the week. It is my hope that you will find encouragement, humor, and a friend here. We may be a bit different, as there is no schedule, or formal curriculum. This means we are eclectic. We do whatever works for our two children and follow their interests. Pull up a cup of tea or coffee…coffee for me please…and enjoy!
Hello everyone! As many of you know, two weeks ago my husband and I made the spontaneous decision to move our family away from the city and away from Georgia. We made what we felt was the best decision for our family and thus moved to my sisters farm in Tennessee! This is my first blog post since the move and well…it’s been an adjustment. But, it’s an adjustment that feels completely and totally right for us. So here’s a bit of a recap on all the highlights of this week.
Last week my sister and brother in law came down from their farm in Tennessee to visit us here in Georgia. We decided to spend our day at Zoo Atlanta. We adore this zoo for all of it’s wonderful animals and for all of the educational opportunities they provide.
We made it to the river and watched a group of geese along the opposite bank. We even noticed raccoon prints in the sand!
Welcome to another week in the life of unschoolers. This is were I fill you in on all the goings on and adventures we had with our children during the week. The biggest news this week…our son, Gabriel, asked to have his hair cut. Not just any hair cut. A Dr. Who (Matt Smith) hair cut to be precise. Not that he had to ask. His hair, his choice, but I must admit…I’m going to miss those golden flowing locks. Doesn’t he look handsome!
I LOVE photography. I LOVE taking photos of our children, and of nature. When I started this blog in January of 2015 I also set up an Instagram account so that I could share our best photos. If you are not already following us on Instagram, you can do so HERE. We have shared 740 photos since the beginning of the year. I can only imagine how many more we will share in this new upcoming year. Here is a look at our top 9 photos for 2015.
Another week has come and gone. The Winter Solstice is fast approaching and so is Christmas. The weather has been unseasonably warm so we spent most of our days outside. But first… I was told that we needed face paint. I thought about it and you know…some days are just face paint kind of days! If you want to give your children a little bit or a lot of face painting freedom try this Certified Organic Face Paint. Our son, Gabriel, applied his face paint with a small paint brush.
We took the children for a hike at the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. We love this preserve and hike the trails often. Even with mother nature preparing for her winter slumber there was much beauty and peace to be found.
Welcome to another week in the life of unschoolers. I promise our week did not solely consist of reading, but…. a large part of it did. Between our A-Book-A-Day Advent Calendar and the library we were reading maniacs! The children are taking turns with who opens an advent book each day. I’m really loving this tradition as it is helping the kids to countdown and it creates a wonderful bonding moment as we snuggle up to read that days advent book. Opening our books in front of our Harry Potter Christmas tree has been really special.