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.


Anonymous said...

Cool, Leonie!

I love it when interests blaze!

Leonie said...

So nice to see a Science interest - hey the whole of life is conected and learning. :-)

Alice said...

One thing always does lead to another at your house! I love to see that path of learning.

Anonymous said...

I am always so inspired by reading your blog. Thankyou so much for sharing. You give me so many ideas.

Leonie said...

Alice and Anonymous :-) - thanks for comments! Doncha love blogging and reading blogs?

Jennifer said...

We printed those very same sheets, odd how that happens at 4Real, isn't it? LOL!

Leonie said...

Imagine us all around the world - doing similar activities...