Tuesday, October 10, 2006
One thing leads to another .
A week or so ago, someone at the 4 real learning message boards posted a link to nature journal sheets.
I thought these looked like fun. Yesterday, I printed out the sheets and laid them on the breakfast bar.
Sure enough, others became interested, too.
Anthony and Thomas chose the mammals sheet - Anthony wrote about humans and Thomas about our cat. This started a search for more information on skeletons - see Anthony's human skeleton above and Thomas' notebook page on the skeleton of a cat.
Alexander observed and sketched clouds and read information here.
Jonathon and I read about the 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry ~ this is now part of our refrigerator strewing.
As I logged these activities in our homeschool diary, I thought of the phrase
" one thing leads to another."
The learning path in our home is often scattered with these "one thing" activities. We don't always know where an idea will lead. Or if a little spark will light a small fire, a bush fire of interests - or fail to catch at all.
I could see and feel the litle flames of interest and learning during our Science morning on Monday.