But, for today, I'm adding these two thoughts:
Sometimes a good day of learning involves only one thing from my list of "a good day." Immersion. Immersion in the book we're reading. Immersion in paints and messes. Immersion in a day by the lake.
And, a good day of learning has to do with the season -- the literal season. Homeschooling runs in seasons, like everything in life, but it also varies by the actual season and weather. What makes a good day when it's three degrees and snowing is very different from a good spring day. I'm still transitioning from three degrees to spring, so I'm still making that mental shift.
And, then, sometimes, delightful things just happen out of the blue. Today, as I read Houses from the Sea, by Alice E. Goudy to Ramona (she loves this book, and can identify quite a few shells just from our repeated readings), she suddenly jumped up, on a quest. She said, "I need to get that book from the library! It ... it [she could hardly contain her excitement] it has a wentletrap in it. I'm sure of it!"
Connections are always a good day of learning.
More pondering will follow, I'm sure, as time allows. In the meantime, read Willa's contribution to the discussion. She says:
When I think about it, I know a good day when I see one, but I can't MAKE one happen.