There is a sweet little lavender farm, Long Row Lavender not far from where we live so I thought that would be such a fun place to start our week of wild blooms.We went early in the day and walked up and down the rows of lavender, watching the bees buzz from flower to flower. Luna loved running up and down the rows of purple, most of the day I couldn’t keep up with her! At the farm the kids and I snacked on lavender infused baked goods, enjoyed a rest on the cutest porch swing, and we even took home a few little goodies. It was the perfect little adventure to get us into the groove.
I strongly feel that we do our best learning through experiencing, through walking in nature, through looking up close with our own eyes, through touching with our own hands. It keeps us connected, it keeps us curious. I love throwing our Nature Journals into a back pack and heading out for an adventure at one of our state parks. There is so much to observe and record, we usually have a hard time pulling ourselves away.
We ended the week by visiting a sunflower field not far from us, if you’re local I definitely suggest a visit to Columbia Bottom Conservation Area during the summer months when the field is in bloom. It was quite an experience seeing so many happy yellow flowers in one field, and we weren’t even there during peak bloom time. We are going to be planning a trip next summer so we can really see it in all of it’s glory.
So that was our first week back to school! I cannot wait to dive into our next unit, I feel so much more energized and ready for our lessons now that we’ve ripped the band aid off and jumped in! I’m already busy making lists of activities and topics I want to touch on for the rest of the year.
Are you back to school yet? I’d love to hear what you and your little ones are working on!
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