Most days it is so rewarding to homeschool and to share the fun with the girls. This week is short since we are taking off to camp, so we did some fun coop stuff and made it a week of studying apples. Estimating, life cycle of a seed,equal pieces, plus a review of geography due to our book dominated the teachings for the week. How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman is a sweet read.
I am doing all I can to teach these little girls things that will make life better for them. Today our lesson was making an apple pie. (we are in the cooking phase I guess) They endured all the other activities of the day and finally got to make the pie. It was so fun. Collecting the ingredients. Peeling the apples. Stirring in the goods. Waiting for it to cool. Eating it!
I have done all I can do. I feel like Pioneer woman, Laura Ingalls and all the women in our family would be proud of us today.
So what have I done wrong to elicit this kind of afternoon, I ask.
My oldest one has picked all of the high tall Y shaped grass and is picking off the black seeds and the green seed pods and storing them for a future math lesson for Olivia. Which has more? is the question she will ask.
Then she comes in, and is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO proud to show me her petri dish with one of the hundreds of large grasshoppers from our yard, quarantined. But the amazing part was she wanted me to SEE that even when you pull their heads off, they will still jump around and move. It is pretty cool, according to her. Oh my!
Yes, I think the lessons in girliness; sewing, cooking and making a nice bed will be lost on this hopeless girl of nature.