a nice day

Xander asked to build a robot out of wood today. We started with hammering nails. Isaac hammered one in and that was enough for him. He was off to play with his squirt gun in the yard.

Xander hammered and hammered. On his own, he figured out smaller nails were easier for him to hammer in. He figured out how to pry the nails back out. and that was as far as we got with robot making…

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Then we dashed across the street for some play in the nature area. Have I mentioned how much I love that we have this right by our home!

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We found some wild mushrooms growing and Isaac suggested we get a field guide on mushrooms to tell if they were poisonous or not. does it matter that he got the bird field guide and never looks at it?? no. It’s just a part of learning this way. Its my job to facilitate and support their interests. The actual learning and motivation comes from themselves.

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Our outing ended with Xander stuck in the mud and needing a rescue.

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I’m glad I didn’t have him get dressed before we left. I was afraid we’d lose the momentum if we stopped to get ready, since its only across the street:)

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One Response to “a nice day”

  1. StephanieS Says:

    What an awesome place to have across the street! Great photo op. too. 😉

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