To better fit into our school day, nature study this year will be on Fridays at 11:15 a.m. Homeschool families who join us for nature study are welcome to stay afterwards for our weekly all-school picnic lunch. This year, nature study will be closely tied to our science curriculum, Zoology 2, focusing on experiments and observations … Continue reading New Nature Study Format This School Year
At a recent Friday nature study, Redeemer Classical hosted the president of the Fort Wayne Artist's Guild, John Kelty. He did a watercolors demonstration as he talked, showing the children how he paints outside (which artists call "plein air," meaning painting outside in outdoor daylight). Take a look at what happened in the pictures below. … Continue reading Visiting Artist Shows How To Paint In Watercolors Outside
This year's nature walks began Friday with a full house at Foster Park. Thanks to the light drizzle, we moseyed on into the large pillared "temple" to begin a year-long project: A bird log. At the end of the year, parents will judge the logs on quality, number of entries, neatness of writing, and so … Continue reading Fall Nature Walks Off To A Booming Start; Prepare For Monarch Migration Field Trip!
This past Saturday Redeemer Classical ran a children's activities booth at the Barr Street Market in Fort Wayne. The market has grown by leaps and bounds in just the past few years. Even though it was an extremely hot and muggy day, the atmosphere was festival-like and the streets were full of people. We wanted … Continue reading Pictures: Redeemer Classical At The Fort Wayne Farmer’s Market
This coming school year, Redeemer classical students will study birds and insects in science class and matching nature walks for Zoology 1. We're planning an even better nature walking year after having a blast last year with dozens of new friends. We're planning to include an introduction to birding, talks from local scientists who study … Continue reading What’s Coming Up For 2018-19 Nature Walks? Studying The Birds And Bees
This week's nature walk featured a special treat: A visit and demonstration from local beekeeper Maraiah Russell, whose grandfather kept bees and passed down his hobby. Russell teaches introduction to beekeeping classes for the Northeastern Indiana Beekeepers Association, and she kept the children enthralled for an hour. It probably helped that she brought a huge … Continue reading A Local Beekeeper Visited Nature Walk This Week. Here’s What We Saw
Here's an alert to blog readers about two new pages on our website heralding new community offerings: a biweekly art class for children ages five to ten, and a weekly nature walk in local neighborhoods and parks open to all ages. You'll want to come, it will be good for you body and soul! Learn … Continue reading How You Can Join Our Elementary Art Classes And Free Weekly Nature Walks