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An Outdoor Thanksgiving

This event is put on by friends (family, really) of ours each year.  It is such a cool way to celebrate Thanksgiving in the true sense of the way it was celebrated between the Pilgrims and the Native American Indians.  We feel so lucky to be included in this amazing tradition.   The event is …

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Thanksgiving Leaf Garland

Thanksgiving Leaf Garland Supplies Needed: Leaves from Nature Walks Thread and needle or sewing machine or yarn Take the time to bring your children on daily nature walks this week.  As you walk along, gather any leaves that catch your eye to create this Thanksgiving Leaf Garland to decorate your home or nature place with.  …

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October’s Moon and Verses to Share

It’s a beautiful month for moon watching and charting.  Maia’s 5th grade class is keeping a Moon Phase log and the timing couldn’t be better.   Yesterday there was a total lunar eclipse of the Full Hunter’s Moon.  Native Americans called it the Hunter’s Moon as it signifies a time to go hunting in preparation …

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Nature as the Classroom

It’s back-to-school time and at Little Acorn Learning, we like to see our community teaching their children outdoors! Show us photos of your children learning in nature to inspire others to move their classrooms outside this year!  Here’s the info: This Month’s  Facebook Photo Contest theme is… *Nature as the Classroom*      It’s time for the August …

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All in a day’s work … literally.

We finally did it!  We gathered enough sap from the four maples we tapped in our backyard to boil it into syrup.  This was a perfect activity for the first day of spring to share with the girls!   As you can see from the first photo above, we had a decent amount of sap. …

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Backyard Maple Syruping

There are many really awesome things about living in New England and Maple Syruping is definitely one of them.  We have an abundance of maples in Connecticut and it is something I’ve wanted to do for a really long time.  This past Saturday we attended a class on Backyard Maple Syruping at a farm we …

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Children in Nature Photo Contest!!!!

Do you have photos of your children in nature?  Come join our March 2014 Facebook Photo Contest and enter to win a FREE e-book of your choice from Little Acorn Learning! How to enter to win a FREE e-book of your choice (a $24.99 value) from Little Acorn Learning: -Send no more than 3 photos …

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Bird Identification Contest!

 This Red-Bellied Woodpecker came to our feeders today.  We’ve seen this type of bird other years but this was the first time this winter that he’s made an appearance and it was pretty exciting.   This is the Tufted Titmouse.  He is here often with all of his buddies.  A very pretty bird but common …

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Native American Field Trip and Martinmas Lanterns

Today was a good, full day.  The girls are usually off from school on Election Day but our town has recently changed that and the schools were open this year.  When I heard a local homeschool group was going to do the Native American Program at New Pond Farm this day, I decided it would …

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