i must say, it has come in handy during our school time twice. first while reading dr. seuss, and now as a specimen for our science study!
B has written a nice report on foxes and we are working on a sketch of a fox by its den.
earlier this week, mark had a holiday from work, so he was home at lunch time while we were reading Vulpes aloud. the chapter described vulpes with his mate, fulva in their den with their litter of pups. after i was finished reading, mark calmly says, "i can show you a fox den, if you want." what do you mean, "if i want?!?" of course i do! how perfect would that be as we are finishing up our science lessons on canines? so mark took us out to the woods where he had spotted an old fox den while he was scouting for deer. i love it when little details like this come together and make our learning such an adventure!