"Nourish a child daily with loving, right, and noble ideas...
which may bear fruit in his life."
--Charlotte Mason, 1842-1923

Science Day in the Park- 2001

Children are given to us - on loan - for a very short period of time. They come to us like flower seeds, with no pictures on the cover, and no guarantees. We don't know what they will look like, be like, act like, or have the potential to become.
-Katherine Kersey, in "Sensitive Parenting"

"Yellow Meets Blue" by Kenny

 

One of the most important effects of the study of a subject should be the development of a spirit of inquiry. The ability to ask real questions is more useful than the capacity to answer simple ones.
-Raymond Harris

"Water Color with Sunshine"

Isn't the term "homeschool expert" an oxymoron?
-Carol Narigon, homeschooling mother

 

Wet on wet "Fish"

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. "
-- William Butler Yeats

 

"Blue Whale"- an exercise in veiling

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
-Isaac Asimov

"Minerals"

WATERFALL

  I Wish I Was A Waterfall, And Go Trickling Down the Path. It Would Be Most Fun of All It Would Be An Eternal Bath! Would It Be Like A Slip'N'Slide, Or Would It Be too Splashy? Would It Be Sort Of A Ride, Or Would It Be too Flashy? I'd like To Be Some Waterfalls, I'd Have Ever Lasting Health. With All My Pretty Water Calls, But I'd Rather Be Myself!   

 ~Jesse, age 12

 

Jay, age 13

 When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That's if you want to teach them to think."
--Bertrand Russell

Accept the children with REVERENCE
Educate them with LOVE
Send them forth in FREEDOM
~Rudolph Steiner

Tory, age 8