In this Year 1 (First Grade) year, Nature Study is usually reserved for Fridays. It’s our art, science and sometimes poetry and geography day depending on the week. On this particular Friday, we’re getting more hands on and learning all about WORMS & composting – Vermicomposting to be exact!
Our Nature Study Bag for On-the-Go Learning
When I first learned about the Charlotte Mason approach to homeschooling, the area I felt the most apprehensive about was Nature Study. For some reason it intimidated me. Chalk it up to me thinking I wasn't good at science, good enough at art, just not good enough (period). Gosh, we are our own worst critics, huh?
So naturally, I dove right in and learned that it is the one subject I look forward to the most now! It's everything I wish Science was when I was a kid and I am learning right along with my kiddos.
I've learned a thing or two and want to let you in on it. My very first suggestion: make Nature Study your ON-THE-GO subject!
Mom of three beautiful kids, married to my best friend, finding daily ways to bring joy!