Some Random News from Today . . .

First, we had the privilege of having Mrs. Fogg lead our morning meeting Zoom.  She highlighted her wonderful pets, asked us about ours, had us move like her pets for some brain oxygen to start out the day, and prayed for our day.  It was so wonderful to be together with her!  Thank you, dear Mrs. Fogg!

Today was Wonder Day!  These young scholars chose questions they were truly curious about, questions that light their brains on fire!  Then we each spent time investigating our question, followed by sharing discoveries with the world.

(Wonder Day graphics courtesy of John Spencer at

Do take a few moments to visit the student blogs on the right side of our class blog to see each Wonder Day project.  From making elephant toothpaste or doll furniture to investigating the history of Legos or ballet, each topic is fascinating.  The students’ inquiry skills are growing this year!

One family had a physical distancing visit from wonderful Mr. and Mrs. Barnes which included fresh eggs from BAH-KE Farm!

This family hiked Mt. Tom in Woodstock during their daily family exercise time and found this fort at the top!

Genius Hour Has Begun!

Is your brain exploding with questions waiting to be researched?  Are you a curious learner?  As you learn of God’s wondrous creation, do you come up with more and more things you just have to find out about?  Then you would love Genius Hour!

The thriving second and third graders can’t wait for this hour every week.  The geniuses get to choose whatever they want to learn about and chart their own course of discovery.  Here we are delving into our first topic choices of the year.  Wait and see what marvels will occur among this motivated group.



Brooke has questions about tornadoes.




Our TA, Shenni, assists Jaelyn, Abigail, and Sarah as they try some hands-on learning about sewing.





“How do glasses work?” wonders Karis.




Autumn wants to know all about making soap and has already mixed up a successful first batch.


Ryleigh has a long-range question in mind.  After last summer’s community theater experience, she wants to know all about Shakespeare and his plays.  Then she plans to put on a play or two of her own as the year goes on, maybe even writing her own script for one of them.




Martha’s essential questions are about snow and how it is formed.  How nice that Snowflake Bentley was from Vermont too!  Faith is researching hot-air balloons.



Jadon is investigating how cars work using a book that includes a model of the different parts of the car such as the accelerator, the gears, and the pistons.