Nature Hikes and Natural Science for the Homeschool

by Alecia Rolling, original writing posted on September 9th, 2012 at www.therollingacresfarm.com After Mass today, we enjoyed a lovely afternoon hiking in the Shenandoah River State Park. We hiked on two trails. First, the Cottonwood Trail is rated as an easy trail, and most of the trail is a boardwalk. This …

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Natural Science with Elementary Students

by Alecia Rolling, Reflection originally Posted on March 24, 2011  at therollingacresfarm.com One of my favorite things about the spring is dirt. Admittedly, the smell of dirt, the feel of dirt, the sheer dirtiness of dirt bring back so many childhood joys, dreams, and memories that I cannot help but allow …

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