My focus is once again to simplify things , focus on reading writing & nature .
Our home school theme is gardening botany & Native American stories etc. I'm also throwing in some freshwtare activities with all the exposure to lake , pond & wetlands we have here . The children , dogs & dh also arrived home with a little garter snake something I was not to thrilled about as I'm more and more into leaving our wildlife where it belongs @ home in it's own natural environment ! However having been found in the inner city I'm not sure on the survival rate on that .
Below are some pics and books suggestions we are looking at for the summer . Enjoy & we will see you in summers end ☺ ☼
This is our garden all tilled up and ready for planting
We first learned of fairy houses about 15 yrs ago on the CCM list these books are delightful ☺
The idea reminded me of how I grew up making little houses beneath the trees in the forest as my mother also did as a child bringing along a favourite doll or stuff animal .
This is more like a fairy house the other more like a cottage I love to decorate this up during the warmer months ☺
Adventure Boy Plant Books
The Kids Herb Book is what I am using with Adventure Boy It is full of songs , plant info & stories .
Along with Walking the World in Wonder which is good because it lists plants by season .
Wise Owl Plant Books
Books for The Whole Family
We do like the draw books I am also working on finding a nice watercolour book for the whole family
I also would like to include the theme of botany in our artist study & art and the gals over at 4real had several great suggestions . Thanks Ladies ☺
Ok I cannot say enough good about this author Michael Caduto this season we are using together for read aloud & our gardening learning etc. his Keepers of Life & Native American Gardening
I am also investing in this Pond & Brook as our library does not have it but I am confident it will be just as good as his others ☺
Our Enjoyment Reading
lol when would we not enjoy reading ☺here are just a few samples
Adventure Boy Reading
Andrew Goes Fishing in Manitoba is written by a local author & The Large & Growly Bear is a family cottage fav .
We have not read Honey Honey Lion yet but we love Jan Brett so we assume it is awesome ! We also love love Paul Goble and his books so I think I'll throw in a bunch for Adventure Boy ☺
I found this poem book at the thrift the other day ! I felt the imagery etc. went well with summer months . We also have not read Five Bushel Farm but I see it is carried by Bethlehem Books so we know it must be good ☺
Wise Owl Selection
This book is by Garry Paulsen we are not familiar with his works but he reminds me of the American version of Farley Mowat . Wise Owl is still very much into learning his survival skills so has many books out on that . He is also working on perfecting his clay oven making skills . Which right now he is learning from the book Baking Bread with Children by author Warren Lee Cohen
Mum Summer Reads
Here are just a few of my summer reading selections . I am so looking forward to Her Mother's Hope recommend by my gal pal Susan ☺ Country Poems by Caroline Foley is a book my mother loaned me & it has seasonal poems which make it the perfect ongoing reading .
I am really in an Emerson mood ☺ & really looking forward to reading Herbs & the Earth by Henry Beston