Bobcats Blog

Teen Homeschool Ages 13-17

April 4, 2018

 There was so much to explore in the swamp on this warm, overcast day! We made boats, saw baby snapping turtles, explored the swamp and went "fishing". It was a great day! 

 Its good to have help when exploring what you are capable of! 

 Meet "Inchy"! She was joined by her friend "Tiny" a short time later. 

 The Boat floats! 

 Returning Inchy and Tiny to their home. 

 Ashlyn made a leash for her boat so it wouldn't get swept away. 

 Inchy and Ti...

March 14, 2018

 We had a small group today, and we had a great time enjoying the chilly weather! We started the day off with a warm fire and a new book - Shantey's Quest  by Thomas Elpel. This beautifully illustrated book is an excellent introduction to plant identification using the Patterns Method.

We are still working on processing the acorns we harvested last fall, and made good progress today! They did have a tendency to jump out of the mortar and Malena had a lot of fun trying t...

March 8, 2018

What are these things on the pine branches? The recent wind storm and rainy weather knocked down many of them off of the branches, and one of our Tadpoles was fascinated by then finding them attached to the branch! We had a great conversation pursuing different guesses about what we thought they were.  

The weather was warm enough to be comfortable, but chilly enough that we appreciated Alyna's small fire-challenge fire. Her challenge was to get a fire going and su...

March 1, 2018

 Even though the weather was brisk and damp, we managed to stay warm exploring, wandering and climbing.

 Some of the plants and animals also seemed confused! We found April-Blooming plants with buds on them and our second salamander in two days. 

We started off the day with a challenge from the Wood Gnomes. They left directions based on the compass for the Bobcats to lead the group to a special plant. 

The teens learned how to read bearings on a compas...

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