I always try to squeeze in a field trip the first week public school kids head back to school. Usually the weather is great, museums are still open and are practically empty. How lovely it was to have this Shaker Village in Canterbury, New Hampshire nearly to ourselves!
Just a day home, doing what we do. It is my hope that when they are all grown up, that they will remember these days best.
I think we have watched the transformation of 10 monarchs thus far, more will be coming. Such an amazing experience to witness-from egg to caterpillar to butterfly. Then an open window, fresh breeze and south they fly. It's so amazing how the monarchs emerge knowing exactly what direction to go. May we all have such confidence in knowing the exact direction we should head.
I see random rocks, he sees possibilities.
Up too late, planning the next class I'm teaching. It's a busy time of year, bouncing from work to homeschooling my own kids to teaching/leading meetings at homeschool co-op, Sunday School and 4-H. If you would have told me 20 years ago that I'd be up late planning on what I was going to do to lead a physics 4-H meeting, I would have laughed at that notion. Here I am stepping out of my comfort zone, an old dog learning new tricks. You'd think it would be exhausting, all this planning, teaching and leading...but I tell you it's much more fulfilling when I'd doing it for these kids and their friends instead of the end goal of acing the final exam and getting that regents diploma. May learning for all go back to enjoying the process instead of striving to achieve the best test scores.