The school year is close to over. Can it be true? It certainly felt true as we set off for our science field trip to review all we learned in first grade life science.
Science has indeed been one of my favorite subjects to teach. Because I myself am scientifically minded? Oh no no no. But because I get to see passion for something grow in my child...not because he is mirroring us, but because God put the interest (for whatever reason) into his mind.
Our curriculum was pretty simple: create a tree (animal kingdom) and study each branch. So this weekend, to wrap it up, we set off on a journey to see something from every class of the animal kingdom (Kingdom, phylum, class, order...if you remember from your own school days.) as well as as many orders of Arthropod and Vertebrates. We succeeded with the exception of seeing an arachnid and chilopoda. Hopefully we will be able to wrap those up tomorrow with a little digging in the garden.
Without the commotion of the dear littles, we were able to take our time, see the sights, and
spend some much needed two on two time (plus Lily). A wonderful trip.
We giggled more than once at the things that came out of his head. Like, for example, his comparison between the jump of a flying lizard and the length of an anaconda. From the zoo to the coast to the backyard...we had a great time.
On our way
Thanks Kellie: ever since your trip and photo shoot I can't get them to make normal faces.
Josh thought this one resembled Ollie.