While millions of parents worry about the summer slump, I gotta say, I just let summer be summer y'know? Luckily, the world conspires to teach my kids stuff anyway. This year, the family - including our beautiful American niece Della - learned about Canadian history... in the most beautiful garden!
Truly the Mosaiculture (running for a second year in my home town in the National Capital region) is a gentle and gorgeous exhibit that features the provinces, territories and stories of Canada. From a beautiful Anne of Green Gables (made almost entirely of grasses and succulents) to the Native Canadian Mother Earth - caring for the Canadian landscape and its creatures - the kids were completely blown away by our walks through this sacred space.
As ever, Canadian diversity and Native Canadian history featured prominently and the kids actually would shout out when they knew a Canadian story connected to one of the pieces! Mostly, though they had no real idea that they were "learning" anything and isn't that the best way to learn?
We were blessed to share this summer with Althea's very dear friend Hannah every Monday and a special visit from cousin Della meant that even though we mostly "staycationed" - it felt like a very exciting season!
Hoping you guys did a lot of completely ignoring the summer slump to really learn some new and amazing stuff too! The next few entries will be all about gearing up for Fall so take a peek at the Fall semester below:
8 Weeks in Fall
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