Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sled, Experiment, Build

February is always the month where spring starts to sound like a really good idea that is really far away. I love the winter though, and there is not quite enough snow and cold here anymore. Here is a tribute, then, to what can be done when homeschooling in the winter months, with or without the snow.

Remember the Elephant Toothpaste Experiment I told you about a week or so ago? Here is what it looked like in my driveway:

As soon as a fresh batch of snow came, we raced to the hills before it all melted:

The snowman was so heavy they could not lift the balls to stack them; so they put 3 arrows in and called him a casualty.

And when a visiting carpenter offers to allow a helper to learn his trade, what do you do? Call a halt to school and let it happen!

Well, some preferred to take advantage of the free day to finish a novel...

Jack Frost stays busy and I delight in the landscapes we find in the morning:


  1. I love the snowman. lol And I REALLY love the freedom you employ when a unique learning opportunity presents itself. :^)

  2. Thank you for stopping by, Becki! I am almost feeling like a "retired homeschool mom" myself, with only 2 1/2 left at home for lessons. When asked recently to present a speech on homeschooling for a panel on education, my first thought was "freedom!" Glad to hear you concur.


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