I was reminded this week of the poem “Clouds and Waves” by Rabindranath Tagore who was the the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. His poem which uses symbolism speaks about a mother and her child in reference to nature versus nurture, it was something I could relate to these past few days with my children and our homeschooling.
When we started using theme units in our homeschooling, it was a fun way of teaching our children on a variety of subjects. We learned about seasons, weather, holidays, places and modes of transportation as well as other areas the kids were interested in.
One thing we enjoyed from the very start was learning about science and how things work or how they are created. When we did a unit study on Clouds, we found a number of books the kids enjoyed.
Yesterday we conducted a experiment on clouds. The boys were interested in learning how a cloud forms (particularly fog). We had been reading a number of books on weather and clouds and this experiment was perfect.