Archive for April, 2007
Spring is in the air. I’m not big on getting outside and doing all the great nature things that so many home schoolers do. Thanks to some great friends, I’ve been made/forced/strongly encouraged to get out there and enjoy God’s great creation. Today we visited the David Crockett National Forest. We are in East Texas, so you pretty much just step outside and you’re in a forest, but we drove to Boykin Springs and saw some neat things I had never seen before.
We got to see a Red Cocaded Woodpecker‘s habitat. We didn’t see any of the woodpeckers, but we saw where they lived and heard them. It was really neat. The live among the long leaf pines. As you can see from the picture, these are very tall pines.
Then we got to see some pitcher plants. These are the neat plants that eat insects. They were about 1 foot or more tall. I didn’t know we had those kinds of things around here.
Here are some pictures of the group listening to our guide talk about the woodpeckers. There were about 20 kids and 7 or 8 adults.
So, you may be asking where Shakespeare comes in. This field trip was part of our Charlotte Mason Co-op we’ve been working with all year. Since we were about 30 minutes from home, we just did the rest of our co-op classes out at the national forest. The kids sat under the trees and did their Shakespeare (As You Like It) and studied Latin.
Now, ask me again why I home school. :-)