I am not a project homeschooling mom at all, though I have done a few. When curriculum calls for it, I sigh a lot and kind of fight the idea of doing it. I am trying to step up my project game a little more because the boys like them.
It is also tough to do some of the outdoor projects where we live because we are on a very traffic heavy road and can’t really go for walks in this area to explore (I will actually drive to my brother’s house to go for walks in his neighborhood or go to my parents’ house to explore their woods). Also we rent our floor of our two-family house and our landlord, who lives on the other floor, is fond of his gardening, and I don’t want to interfere on his turf. I try to go out when he’s not working outside – but that is actually rare since he’s retired and loves doing grounds work.
Our yard is quite small and drops downwards into two neighbors’ yards (we’ve lost some balls here and there, can’t jump in and out of their yards because it is too steep, and the walk to go around to get them is a couple blocks down and neighbors here aren’t very friendly, especially if you’re going into their yards). Simply put, I love being outside, just not where I live.
Micah is really into birds right now and he learned about them for a few months in his Science and Nature studies. We were supposed to make a bird feeder and hang it from a tree, but because of Hurricane Sandy, when a tree fell on our house, our landlord cut down all the trees that were in our yard. Therefore we simply made a hole in a water gallon jug for the birds to sit in and put seeds inside of it. The boys loved to see which birds were eating the seeds (which are all gone now. . time to refill).
I did a snapchat while we were outside to explain the title of this post even further.