Raccoon Homeschool Course Series

$450.00

6 in stock

SKU: raccoon-homeschool-course-series

Description

Ages: 4 to 7.

Wander, play games, sing songs, and learn with other home school kids in the woods!

Learn how to move silently through the forest while pretending to be foxes, deer, and raccoons, track coyotes and even perhaps dragons, look for fairies, butterflies, and ladybugs, build fairy houses and traps, and much more all while forming lasting friendships!

Participants Will:

– Improve Writing Skills by Keeping a Nature Journal
– Learn How to Map a Landscape, Trails, Streams, etc.
– Improve Oral Presentation Skills by Sharing Experiences/Findings to the Group
– Learn to Track Animals, Which Some Scientists Call the Earliest Form of Reading
– Practice Math Skills to Measure Dens and Animal Tracks
– Learn to Identify Trees, Plants, Insects, Frogs, Turtles, etc.
– Build Research Skills by Using Field Guides to Learn About Rocks, Plants, Trees,    
Animals, and Mushrooms
– Improve Listening Skills Through Storytelling and Following Directions
– Improve Ability to Work Collaboratively as Part of a Team
– Improve Artistic Skills by Drawing Birds, Flowers, and Leaves and Working with      Clay
 
Approximate Daily Curriculum:

9:30 – 10 – Thanksgiving Address and Show-and-Tell

10 – 10:15 – Animal Stretches and Exercises

10:15 – 10:45 – Story, Lesson, and Activity (Ex: Animal Tracks)

10:45 – 11:15 – Group Walk/Wander Moving Silently

11:15 – 11:30 – Share What You Saw on the Wander

11:30 – 11: 45– Sit Spot (end when kids become restless)

11:45 – 11:50 – Share Sit Spot Experience

11:50 – 12 – Research One or Two Plant or Animal Species as a Group in Field Guides

12 – 12:30 – Lunch

12:35 – 1 – Scout Game

1 – 2 – Craft or Group Activity (A different one each day) Ex: Blindfolded drum stalk

 

Location: Drop off location is at our home in Glen Allen, Virginia, which backs up to 600 acres of forest.

9:30 – 2 Wednesday starting on September 12, 2018 – Each Wednesday for 9 Weeks, with a make-up on the 10th week

Early Bird Registration ends August 15th: $395.    Regular: $450.

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