. . . and get the stink off!
I once asked a veteran homeschool mom what she'd do differently if she had it to do over again. She didn't hesitate in her reply, "More field trips."
My favorite. For real. Just call me Miss Frizzle because I love field trips. If I had a Magic School Bus, it would always be out on an excursion!
Sometimes the learning at home can become stale. It requires a bit of extra effort to get out the door, but there is something to be said for . . .
picking apples . . .
and pumpkins . . .
Tuttle's Orchard October 2010
petting a shark . . .
Newport Aquarium October 2010
riding a train . . .
Indiana Transportation Museum (pumpkin train) October 2010
a cave expedition . . .
Mammoth Cave September 2010
visiting the birthplace of Abe Lincoln . . .
Abraham Lincoln Birth Place National Historic Site September 2010
. . . and the Lincoln Museum
viewing a birds of prey demonstration . . .
. . . and dancing in a Native American pow-wow.
Holdridge Autumnal Educational Powwow September 2010
"We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey." ~John Franklin
The entire world is your classroom! Happy Exploring!