birdsong

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It reminds me of how community based homeschooling really is.  Hearing about how one neighbor has a kestrel nest in their barn, or how another coaxes in orioles with sliced oranges, are jumping points for so many interesting conversations.  Having something to relate to humans of all ages, having a common interest, these are some the things that make a good teacher.  So watch out neighbors, you never know when you are giving the days lesson… 🙂

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Hope your weekend is full of birdsong! 

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