Tuesday, September 13, 2011

balcony homeschool

We are finally starting to enjoy cooler mornings here! Yesterday morning Michael suggested that we start school on our balcony. He is a genius. We have a pretty large second floor balcony, so we went out on it, spread a quilt and then piled our schoolbooks on it. We actually did almost all of our school day out there until we had to come in for lunch

{I think that being outdoors may have actually helped them focus.}

{The oak tree was kind enough to give us acorns to go along with our lesson about seeds.}

We so enjoyed yesterday, that we have already had school out there again this morning. This may be a frequent happening until the weather gets too cold. I think it was beneficial for all of us. The change of scenery was so nice. It is easy to get in a rut with school, but this was a simple way to change things up a bit and refresh us!


mary anna said...

Now, why didn't they have school like this when I was a youngster!I came along a "little" while after the one room schoolhouse! Ha!Ha! you are doing a great job!

the fabled needle (jen) said...

what a swell idea! our recent heat wave is gone and i can enjoy the breeze again.

i love learning about seeds and things. do you have any crafts planned for the acorns?

aPearantly sew said...

Your backyard looks so pretty! I've never seen it when I was there. We've been spending a lot more time outside too. This cool weather is good for me. It puts me in a good mood :)

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