Winter Lake Schooling


We had a little 3 year old guest this week. So. Fun!  We took a slice of sunshine to go walk in the forest next to the house for a bit of exploring.



We have several spring  fed streams to the south. Crystal clear beautiful water. There is one main path, then several paths that randomly pop out of the ground into the lake.


The property to the south is named “Fairy Forest”. It is a vacant lot/home owned by a bank now. So sad. The past owners had treated it like a botanical garden wonderland. We love including their paths on our hikes.




Winter in the Pacific Northwest – A treat indeed!


Meanwhile, my son clears a spot in the forest for a little fire. He made the circle so the little visitor would keep safe.


When we came back from Fairy Forest, I saw Jon coming to the fire with some chairs.


He brought out his Math and Spelling – and Wyatt’s Backpack with his “schoolwork”.



Still loving the Spelling You See from Demme Learning.  It is really simple, yes, but we are seeing quick building results.



In the younger years, this was our classroom more days than not. It brought back a lot of memories. It also helped me refocus – how much we’ve moved to a sterile table/chair/dining room spot for school Every Day. I could see Jon’s heart for learning and his friend as he set up this whole arrangement. I need to set up these surprises for him too.

Everyone needs a few days of Dog Desk School.



Ready for spring. Sitting now listening to 70 mph winds and seeing the results of flooding. Digging trenches, cleaning gutters, blocking flooding downstairs. It’s still Winter in the Pacific Northwest. A fantastic time to be a home learner.


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2 Responses to Winter Lake Schooling

  1. The Garners says:

    Great day of schooling! We need to get out more too – thanks for reminding me!

  2. Deidre says:

    You made me so wistful. I look forward to the day I can offer my kiddos a “fairy forest”.
    “A fantastic time to be a home learner.” For your kiddos for sure!

    Lovely post!

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