Since the inception of WLR, I have been looking to add Charlotte Mason-inspired programs. So I was thrilled when teacher Lorna Burkhard contacted me to propose a new class: Nature Notebooks.
Lorna is a credentialed teacher who homeschooled her own children all the way through high school. She is enthusiastic in her approach and understands the needs of homeschoolers from direct experience.
Lorna’s nature journaling class offers many benefits including coverage of core curriculum areas such as science, art, math, language arts, and social studies; growth in appreciation and observance of nature; and curiosity and independence in personal study. Students will discover new facts and skills in their study of nature. The class offers a platform for children to communicate their experiences and prioritizes a time for drawing and notating details. Students will concentrate on a variety of topics ranging from detailed studies of flowers, insects, sea animals, birds, weather, or topics of their choice.
Nature Notebooks is scheduled for Mondays, beginning September 8 at 11 a.m. for Grades 4-8 and at 12:30 p.m. for Grades 1-3. The Fall Session runs for 10 weeks. Register here.
Join me in welcoming Ms. Burkhard to WLR!