Homeschooling Nature Study: One Year Pond Study

Nature Study: Our One Year Pond Study Week 13: Just Playing Around

Our beautiful pond
Our beautiful pond

Welcome to week 13 of our one year pond study.  For the rest of the posts in this series please see here.

We had great plans this week of doing some water study.  T11 gathered jars for water collection, thermometer for taking the ponds temperature, pH paper…you name it we had it.  Only when we got there the weather was so glorious and the pond so peaceful, we just played:

C10 picking daisies for a daisy chain
C10 picking daisies for a daisy chain
T11 and L10 up a tree
T11 and L10 up a tree
B2 running around being cute as a button
B2 running around being cute as a button

All our old friends were at the pond this week:

The Canada Geese were fishing
The Canada Geese were fishing
The turtle poked his nose up to say hello
The terrapin poked his nose up to say hello
The ducks were pecking around
The ducks were pecking around
The moor hen was nesting
The moor hen was nesting

And then the Heron swooped in and then flew off again:

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So very little actual study was done.  Instead we did a whole heap of playing!

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16 comments on “Nature Study: Our One Year Pond Study Week 13: Just Playing Around

  1. When the pond’s as glorious as it is at the peak of spring, I think just basking in its glory is absolutely the right approach!

  2. Sometimes you just have to give in and simply appreciate and enjoy nature! You’ve taken some lovely photos of your children and some great one of the wildlife. I’m sure the water study can wait another day, thanks for coming over and sharing with Country Kids.

  3. Sometimes it is fun to just play and enjoy the day. 🙂

  4. Sometimes the best way to learn is to just have fun 🙂 We have a local heron which we love too!

    • I always thought they were so ugly until we started our pond study, but now they must be my most favourite bird. I think he is just stunning!

  5. Looks like great fun!

  6. Now let me see – playing in a wonderful park – religious studies (enjoying God’s creation), physical education (all of that playing and exercise), science (plants and wildlife), social skills (interacting with each other in a positive way), health education (all that vitamin D), and the list goes on. Oh, you “did” school and plenty of it – paperwork and experiments are not the only way to “do” school. We enjoy the outdoors at every occasion possible ourselves and do not feel guilty about it at all. 🙂
    Myra, from sunny Winnipeg with the blueist sky you ever saw

  7. I think it’s wonderful that you were flexible enough to change plans and take advantage of a beautiful day. I love your heron photos, too!

  8. A good day of playing is always a great idea to me 🙂

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