Friday, September 5, 2008

Our Vacation, In Brief

We just got back yesterday from a 4-day yurt camping trip, and did we have a great first week of kindergarten!!!!! :) We studied stars, clouds, elk, swallows, water spiders (the kind that live underwater in a bubble), geese, map-reading, rocks, tidepools, swimming, cooking, math (with card games), habitats, bears (from a safe distance, but not on purpose!), and tides. Much more too, I'm sure.

Kind of funny to call it the first week of kindergarten, though, since I'm not really sure we have a clear delineation between one year and the next as homeschoolers. It's all learning, and we've been doing it together since the day she was born. Pictures to come, god-willing.

And, by the way, did you know elk only need 2-1/2 to 4 hours of sleep per 24 hours? I got this idea to look up the sleep needs of 12 other animals, plus babies, children, and adults, then put them in order of how much sleep they need, then learn a little about why their sleep needs are different. I think we'll do this for a science project in the coming week.

What a great time we're having.

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