If you wanted to sum up our home school subjects you could list them as Pioneers, Sun and Stars, and Bugs.
This is what I find exciting about our interest led sort of learning: the whole family gets involved and learns along with the child.
Who doesn't love bugs?
This praying mantis, like the stick insect, is not native to our area.
No matter. I'm sure the mini-beasts inhabiting our backyard have gotten used to strangers.
As for Smootch, the more bugs the merrier.