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What Happens in Autumn? ~ Que Pasa en el Otono?

We were able to take a few nice nature walks, but then the weather took a real dive.  We do try to go out everyday, but it doesn't always happen as we plan.  It just seems so cozy to stay inside.  We are trying to re-establish a good rhythm, and get back into our lessons with much heart and soul.  We decided to spend two weeks on our Autumn Block, and read some really wonderful stories.  One very cold afternoon, we just all piled together and read one after the other.  We read:

This has great pictures, if less than great text.

It was really a sweet moment to share....a memory in the making. Nuestro Bloque (Unidad) de Naturaleza en el Otono nos ha costado un poco tiempo y esfuerzo....hemos estados muy atrasados!!!  Fuimos a unas cuantas caminatas en el bosque, antes de que cambio hacia un frio drastico y rapido, el clima.  Intentamos salir de la casa cada dia, pero no sucede siempre.  A veces es mas comodo quedarnos adentro.  Estamos tratando re-establecer un ritmo bueno en nuestro escuela-hogar, y regresar a las lecciones con mucho entusiasmo.  Estamos alargando este bloque a dos semanas para realmente entrar al fondo en el tema.  Una tarde muy fria, decidimos leer muchos cuentos de animales uno tras otro.  Fue un momento lindisimo, y una memoria en su nacer.

We have managed to do some cooking lessons, which are our scheduled Lesson A for the Nature Block, and when I came back home yesterday evening, the two little ones were in the kitchen making cookies on their own.  Miss M. had pulled out a cookbook, asked Daddy what his favorite cookies was and sort of set off to making it.  I arrived just in time of course, to help her actually know what was in the recipe, besides the word 'egg' that she was able to figure out on her own.  ;-) Hemos logrado hacer muchos de las lecciones menores, que para esa bloque fue cocinar.  Cuando regrese anoche, los dos peques estuvieron arriba de una silla haciendo galletas juntos.  Era la imagen mas hermosa.  Preguntaron a Daddy cual era su galleta favorita, y lo empezaron hacer.  Yo llegue justo a tiempo para ayudarles con el resto de la receta.  

We  did this first Autumn page two years ago or three, I don't quite remember - time goes so quickly.

A drawing I did for Little Miss after a Nature Walk about four years ago.

From a Nature Story last year.

And now this year!  A story about a squirrel.


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