The World is Our Classroom: Homeschooling

October 13, 2011

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Today after taking Grandpa & Grandma to lunch, we decided to take a peek in Buck Pottery. We’ve previously highlighted Buck Pottery here on waddlee-ah-chaa, husband and wife team and two of our favorite local artists.

We had no idea what learning was in store for us today . . .

Before we knew it the gracious owners were talking to the children and soon Mr. Buck was giving the children these adorable little birds.

And guess what, the tiny birds whistle like real birds. Sooooooo sweeeeeeeeeet.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Buck was busy wrapping up a little piece of clay for each of the children. The Bucks do not know who we are. They don’t know that we looooooooove their art. They don’t know that we’ve highlighted them on our blog. They don’t know that we attend their Texas Clay Festival each year. It was simply in their nature to be kind and giving to the children.

Surprise! Surprise! Our quick little adventure out into the world set the stage for our homeschool art for the day. The minute we returned home, the children were ready to get their hands dirty and create a clay art project . . . Thank you to the Bucks . . .

clay exploration, Miss Enigma, age 4

clay exploration, MacGyver, age 8

Getting out into the world is one of the true blessings of homeschooling. The world and the gracious people we meet always provide us with a stimulating classroom and engaging teachers.

Don’t miss the Texas Clay Festival: October 22 & 23, 2011

It’s FREE! There is a tent where the kiddos can create clay projects and it’s FREE!

Featuring the work of over 60 Texas potters and clay artists. Definitely worth a weekend family adventure!

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maryanne @ mama smiles October 13, 2011 at 7:51 pm

What a fantastic experience!

Natalie October 14, 2011 at 11:11 am

I do agree to one benefit on homeschooling – a lot more freedom to plan your day and to have experiences like this.

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