Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Some Lessons are Not Taught in a Classroom

Monday afternoon the weather was perfect. The sun was shining brightly and a gentle breeze was blowing. After we finished up our lessons for the day we decided to visit my dad for a little while. He and my mom have lived in the same house for over forty years. He is retired now and loves working outside with his chickens, cows, and garden.

Today we decided to take a walk with him to the creek on his property. This is one of the many advantages of homeschooling. There are just some lessons that cannot be taught in a classroom.

Lesson 1- Spending time with the people you love is always more important than any thing else!

Lesson 2- If you look close enough, you can see evidence of other creatures that share your space.

Lesson 3- Skipping rocks on a creek is a wonderful way to pass the time of day.

Lesson 4- The gentle sound of water running over rocks calms the soul.

Lesson 5- The beauty of the earth can be found all around, even in the smallest detail.

Hope everyone has a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!


tina said...

Very good lessons! Looks like a wonderful day for all.

*Ulrike* said...

That is the best classroom of all!!!

Glenda said...

What a relaxing post - and full of good stuff! Very important lessons for all ages! And I love your very appropriate ending photo. You are so blessed to have your mom and dad close by. (I have an idea that you are very aware of that!)

Paula said...

Dear Carla,

Such a beautiful post!!! Thank you so much for sharing your photos and sweet thoughts!!! I would love to see Freckles! May God continue to bless you and your family too! Thank you so much!
Love, Paula

Skeeter said...

You are so right. No classroom is more vital then the one outside our front and back doors...

Joan Elizabeth said...

Spending time with the people you love is always more important than any thing else! Amen to that.