One of the things I have come to love about homeschooling is the opportunities it affords us to do "off the beaten path" type learning. Stuff that isn't necessarily planned for that day. Or week. Or even planned for this year.
I think they're called "teachable moments."
We had one today.
During our snack time, the kids were looking out the window enjoying the birds at the feeder. The Boy yells, "MOMMA!! Look up there! TWO dragonflies."
And there were two dragonflies. Large ones. Right next to our window. And in looking at them, my mind began to race with an explanation --I knew what was coming:
"Why are they stuck together? What are they doing?"
And so we spend a little time talking about God's great big world and the amazing wonders all around us.
And finish our goldfish.
I love homeschooling.