WHO: Students ages 6-16, divided into groups by ability
WHAT: Agriculture, Observation Skills, Chemistry, and More!
WHERE: Loft & Field Farm
WHEN: Alternate Fridays beginning September 11th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. See our calendar here.
COST: $40 per month, per student, charged on the 1st of every month. Loft & Field Membership required before you can sign up. No refunds, cancel any time.
PROGRAM OF STUDY
See Science PM time schedule here.
Nature Study – An important part of Charlotte Mason Education is nature study. We examine together the changes each season brings, how animals and plants grow and behave, and the beauty and wildness of our world. This year we will start with specific lessons on natural history so students will be prepared to do observations in the field. We’ll start of the year studying birds and the naturalist, John James Audubon. In winter, we will take to the stars with Astronomy and the findings of Galileo Galilei. Spring will be a perfect time to study insects and naturalist, Jean-Henri Fabre. Taught by Mrs. Rebecca. (Time is combined with Techniques in Nature Journaling.)
Techniques in Nature Journaling – This class will prepare students to keep a beautiful nature notebook, give them direct knowledge of our trimester’s topic, and help them prepare for the nature outing following the class. This class combines natural science, art, record keeping, poetry, and literature. Taught by Mrs. Stephanie. (60 minutes)
Nature Outing – For each nature outing, we meet at an outside location to do a nature walk. Students who take the Nature Study class will learn about our nature focus and prepare their nature journals at Loft & Field beforehand so they will be ready to make observations and complete their entries in the field. Parents and siblings are welcome to come along and enjoy the beauty of nature. At the end of each nature hike, we will stop to make an entry in our nature journals. The goal is to record what we learned but also to try to capture that day in nature so well that you can picture it years later. We encourage everyone to carry their own nature journal and writing/art supplies in a small bag. We are excited to be training two pack goats this year: Grizzly Adams (Alpine) and Dionysus (Nigerian Dwarf). They will eventually help us carry the group supplies so we don’t have to haul as much into the nature areas. They are very friendly and we take turns walking them. Taught by Mrs. Rebecca and Mrs. Stephanie. (Approximately 90 minutes, including off-site travel time.)