|Posted on July 1, 2009 at 12:13 PM|
Yesterday was an absolutely lovely day. One of those days that makes you remember why life is worth living. I love those kind of days! Our CM inspired co-op started it's summer classes yesterday; PE and nature studies. We do them at one of the local parks that has both a field area and plenty of critter habitat. We also have the freedom of switching to other parks as needed. PE is always amusing since some of the kids, like mine, are not all that experienced in traditional games like kickball. I do have to say they are doing better with that game than they did last year, though. I think the obstacle course was the highlight for the kids. I know KodyGirl is hoping for more obstacle courses in the future. Last year their favorite activity was dodgeball but I think it may now be surpassed by their love of obstacle courses lol. *I* loved the nature studies we did after Pe and lunch. One of the moms has gone through a year-long nature training and yesterday she began teaching us how to identify trees. Thank goodness, because I needed some help with those dicotomas keys (or however that word is spelled)! She is having the kids make their own identification books which I think is a very worthwhile endeavor. I am considering making one for myself even. It felt so good to be outside with our friends! The girls were so happy and tired at the end of the day. I was feeling quite inspired by the time we left. Six and a half hours outside--it felt like such a CM day! Loved it and I feel more alive today (and a bit crispy around the edges) because of it. Just wish I had some photos of the day to share with you all. Maybe next week since I am taking my camera in hopes of capturing the red tail hawk on film and photographing some plants Drakon and I want to identify for our herbalism studies.
Categories: Nature Studies