Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Reasons I Love Homeschooling

The Flowers
by Robert Louis Stevenson

All the names I know from nurse:
Gardener's garters, shepherd's purse,
Bachelor's buttons, Lady's smock,
and the Lady Hollyhock.

Fairy places, fairy things,
Fairy woods where the wild bee wings,
Tiny trees for tiny dames -
These must all be fairy names!

Tiny woods below whose boughs
Tiny fairies weave a house;
Tiny tree-tops, rose or thyme,
Where the braver fairies climb!

Fair are grown-up people's trees,
But the fairest woods are these;
Where, if I were not so tall,
I should live for good and all.

Each month, we are reading a poem from A Child's Garden of Verses. We read it daily, and by the end of the month, Caroline has it memorized. The Flowers was July's poem. When Caroline and Cecilia were playing outside yesterday, they took out their little toy fairies and ponies. I overheard Caroline reciting the poem as they played with the toys in the garden. Forming a relationship with the poetry, living what she is learning as it is woven into daily life... this is a truly living education and one of the reasons to love learning at home!

4 comments:

Jane@Dandelion Wishes said...

That is so beautiful! It inspires me.

Jane@Dandelion Wishes said...

This is so beautiful! It inspires me.

Carrie said...

precious!

Tiny Actions said...

So cute!