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Home schooling in White Oak Canyon

November 28, 2016 Adrienne Brown 0 Comments

You can home school in the Shenandoah mountains at White Oak Canyon.

First, you will need to put down the books and put on some good walking shoes!

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Throwing it all down to commune with nature,

Yes, in the days when I was deep into homeschooling, sometimes I would get antsy and want to move. You know how you just need to get up and walk, jump, run or just breath!  Especially when you are mothering boys, which is what I was doing. So on this particular day, when I was feeling this way, luckily for me and the boys, my phone rang. It was a friend of mine inviting us to come go on a hike with her family to White Oak Canyon!

This was the answer to my silent prayer for relief from the antsy bug!!!!

When I hung up the phone to announce the trip to my sons, they were already jumping around, smiling from ear to ear! So needless to say, I graciously accepted the invite! After packing a quick lunch and gathering some water we were off.  I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.

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We climbed and climbed, finding all sorts of bugs and plants that we were reading about in our books. Now we held them in our hands.

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We felt the coolness of the fresh natural waters all over our skin. We learned that there were fish at the top of this mountain in swimming the pools.

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We could see God’s hand in all of the natural surroundings! This was an awesome class!

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Sometimes you just gotta put the books down, and let them climb up to the highest mountain if they need to, or moreover,  if you need to climb something other than the walls!

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