https://youtu.be/3yVEIUqovZI – By William Hurtado A parent-friend of mine, who helped organize the day’s ice-skating outing with our home-school co-op, told me something instructive while we were skating together. As we skated side-by-side, she said an instructor had recently helped her improve her skating skills. The instructor had taught her a simple mantra, “Look Down, […]
Battle Ground Lake’s depth is believed to be about 60 feet near the center of the lake, but a few lake users have reported deeper regions believed to be volcanic cracks in the bedrock supporting the lake basin. Louise McKay Allworth Tucker, a local historian to Battle Ground, WA, explains in her book that, although unproven, […]
Going Back to a Simple Life is Not a Step Backwards https://youtu.be/Q2yrJ8WwsiE Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, said “going back to a simple life is not a step backwards.” Is he right? He gave his company away and still isn’t happy that he is still wealthy. Most people work all their lives to make a […]
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me, and I learn. Previous Next A blazing start it was for the The Adventure Days Co-Op! The new year began with an extraordinary tour of Vancouver’s Fire Department #2, thanks to firefighter George Wilkinson and Nikki Smith who arranged it. The Highest Education […]
How big is your God? Being in the presence of Mount St Helens on May 18, 1980, as the mountain erupted, must have made area residents feel pretty small in the face of its power. The Mount St Helens eruption equaled to 1 atomic bomb detonating per second for 9 straight hours. That’s a continuous […]
When in doubt, go back to the basics! Soil that is used has its nutrients depleted from it. It needs new nutrients put back into the soil through compost. Similarly, children who live in a broken world need constant infusions of spiritual nutrition. That nutrition, like compost, needs to be laid on top of the […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xb27D1Ti1w&ab_channel=HighestEducation Wholesome education includes regular time in nature, bonding with God’s creation. It is easy to spend time indoors, in a gym, or in play areas with dominantly human-made constructions. All these spaces are perfectly okay–unless they replace the value of recreation and time in nature. “Nature and revelation alike testify of God’s love…All who are […]
With some families out from being sick or other needs, a small group began studies in emotional intelligence for the co-op class. Such an important topic! For Adventure Days, we started Geo Caching at the Vancouver waterfront. Such great fun. And we got our exercise in fresh air!
This last Wednesday our time was spent memorizing scripture and talking about service! We also implemented our service ideas and will hopefully bring a smile to our neighbors. Check out a couple scriptures and neighborhood drawings below. Thank you Nikki for leading out in our service/outreach ministry!
While we can’t control the weather (this week’s late summer mid-70’s temperature was perfect), we can be intentional in defining an ideal learning experience. Previous Next Our two co-op classes are just enough to get information into our young learners AND into our parent’s minds as well. Bible and Personal Leadership, and Anatomy and Physiology, […]