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Homeschooling: A Week of Nature

When you expect it the least, nature has a way of surprising you — with its beauty, its mystery, and its school lessons. This past week, my children had several encounters with wildlife. My five-year-old somehow spotted a small snake in the grass, and we all searched for a minute until we saw it again. It was striped green and yellow, so we caught

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Feed the Birds

A few years ago, we did a unit study on backyard birds. As part of our study, we built our own bird feeder with supplies we had on hand — a long wooden pole and a large plastic planter dish. To make the feeder, we flipped the planter dish upside down and nailed the center of it to one end of the pole. We

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