Today we had an awesome day. We did our basics and then headed outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. The kids had been catching frogs yesterday and put them in the little "pond" in our yard. They immediately went to check on them. One of them had already started acting funny yesterday and had some weird bulges and bruises on it. Today it died. So, Ethan decided to dissect it. He used the a diagram to take out and identify each organ. He loved and learned so much! I was amazed. I dissected several animals throughout school but just managed to get through without throwing up. I have no interest in that sort of thing...at all. I love that homeschooling allows us to let the kids really take off in things that interest them. I know they retain so much more!
The kids also pulled each other and themselves up a tree with a rope.
Chad is also building a chicken shelter for some meat chickens. The kids have had a blast helping him. Moses is just obsessed with his daddy these days and always wants to be right by his side. It's the sweetest thing.
I've been trying to take things more the direction that Charlotte Mason taught. So, for science we've been reading a book by Thornton Burgess. I've been amazed at how much you can actually learn from living books. The kids beg to keep reading everyday.