Storm Watching

This evening we had a big storm blow through San Marcos. As a bit of a treat for the kids (and for me), we turned off the outside lights and all sat on the front porch bench watching the thunder, lightning, and rain. One of the big principles of home schooling (which we’re doing with [Emily->]) is to take advantage of opportunities to teach as they arise, so we discussed how to tell how far away the lightning is, the relative speeds of light and sound, and worked on multiplication and division to figure out the distances. [Abigail->] and [Liam->] didn’t follow any of that, of course, but were still enraptured by the dramatic weather. Storms are my second-favorite weather, just after the gusty, cool times that precede them.