Saturday, March 07, 2020

Discovery of the world

On a hike to Praia Grande, Sintra to see the dinosaur footprints fossilized on the rocks (last picture). 

One of the things that I keep getting better with each child is good habits. They motivate me to want to do things better. 

Something else surprising that happens more and more with my children is the enlarging of my world and my discovery of it. First came Charlotte Mason and the observation of the natural world as the first step of science, tree classification and nature walks. Then came books about the solar system and animals and me realizing I know nothing about them. Then came visiting interesting places like a dinosaur park and a butterly center. This year it has been forest school and wanting to know more about birds and plants and bugs. It has also been our book about the 50 states and wanting to know more US history. And world history. 

Sometimes I think: I can't die yet. I have so much more to learn about the plants and animals and places to visit. 

"The question is not, - how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education - but how much does he care?" Charlotte Mason

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