Frozen moments


Sandra, prompted by her grammar program to learn the workings of a dictionary, is inspired to look up the definition of ‘ecology’ in more than one source, type her findings, and bring them to her ecology teacher (my father). She is increasingly certain that she would like to be a scientist of some sort, with a strong leaning toward ecology as her favourite.


Matthias on the rink in the yard for half the morning, throwing the shaft of the broken hoe into snowbanks. When I ask if there’s a story to his game, he replies, “I’m not sure. I don’t know if this is something I’ll do in the Olympics some day or if I’m fighting orcs.”


10 thoughts on “Frozen moments

  1. Madcap says:


    I’m a homeschooler on the Canadian prairies too, and our families seem to have some similarities. I can certainly see my 11 y.o. son out hurling javelins like that, or wacking things with sticks, or just running back and forth. My daughter is just beginning her forays into more academic work at 12.

    I’ve been enjoying your blog, and it’s always a little perk when I see that you’ve updated. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Lisa says:

    Caber throwing practice?? Highland games in his future??
    Sanda might enjoy you reading the “fable” at the beginning of “Silent Spring” or even the whole book….or more at Rachel Carson.

  3. Lisa says:

    Clicked to soon: Amblesideonline features Carson’s “Sea Around Us” in Natural History, Year 6. I’m looking forward to it if my d stays in homeschool next year [I hope!]

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