Monday, May 16, 2011

our classroom - green and flowering

This is where our learning happens once a week.
Each week I inhale the moist, sweet air of the orchid room at the National Botanical Gardens, or one of the many gardens and parks along the National Mall.  And I savor the happy hum of Zach and his homeschool buddies observing and sketching the natural world around them.
This is all part of an 8-week botanical sketching class arraged by a fellow homeschooling mama and taught by a wonderful young lady who equal parts artistic, patient, kind, and knowledgeable.
K has such a supportive way of encouraging each child's work and opening them to the world of plants and flowers and the beautiful link between art and science that is often forgotten.
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