These are the words that loop through my thoughts as I try to plan and execute our Mae Day nature study:
The children "must be let alone, left to themselves a great deal, to take in what they can of the beauty of the earth and heavens; for of the evils of modern education few are worse than this - that the perpetual cackle of his elders leaves the poor child not a moment of time, nor an inch of space, wherein to wonder- and grow. At the same time, here is the mother's opportunity to train the seeing eye, the hearing ear, and to drop seeds of truth into the open soul of the child" ~ Charlotte Mason
Fynneus waits for help opening his colored pencils
The task I asked of the children on this particular day was to find a natural object that they could hold in one hand and make a journal entry. Below Gabe takes time to trace the leaf he chose.
Rollin shows a nut he plans to draw.
Tucker and Chloe
Samuel working on a sprig of holly with berries
Sophie getting the color just right on her single berry drawing.
"Mothers work wonders once they are convinced that wonders are demanded of them." CM