I love nature walks because they offer so many opportunities to learn. On the cliff side of the preserve, we talked about rock formations and the different types of rocks we saw. My child who loves textures had to touch them all.
The kids did a little nature journaling.
Thing 3 did lots of observation and made many notes.
My hunter hunted.
And my gatherer gathered.
As I was walking behind my children, watching them experience their science lesson that day, it hit me that *this* is why I homeschool. Sure, the flexibility is great. No homework is great. I love that we don't do fundraisers anymore. Doing school in our pajamas is fun. But for me, it really all boils down to days like this...days when my children can spend time learning by doing, touching, seeing, hearing and smelling.
I'm so thankful for that I am able to spend this kind of time with these sweet children and I know that I will never regret a moment of it.