Is it possible to be a dedicated homeschooling mom while still making time for myself as an individual (a girlie girl who likes cute shoes)? I like to think so. Follow along, and I'll let you know for sure.

Trust me . . . it's not ALL about the shoes.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wild Idea Wednesday - Take it Outside

We've been doing this for a few months now, but I didn't want to share while so much of the country was still blanketed in snow. But now that spring is officially here, it's time to share some thoughts about taking school outside.

Keep in mind that here in Florida, our "outdoor season" is limited . . . three months from now, we won't want to be outside much unless it involves a pool. But these days, it's way too gorgeous to be cooped up inside, and merely opening the windows just isn't enough. Instead, we've been finding ways to take our schoolwork outside.

From something as simple to reading on the back patio to a nature walk at the park to collect rocks and twigs (bonus if I'm ambitious enough to use them in an art project), we've really been enjoying our time outside. Several times, we've enjoyed lunch at one of our favorite restaurants (Dandelion Communitea Cafe) followed by an hour outside in their garden doing schoolwork. Next up is Noah's idea of headed up to the "beach" area in our neighborhood to do some landscape sketching.

Is the weather beautiful where you are, too? What's your favorite way to "take it outside"???

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