Learning on The Go!

I love the fact that kids don’t have to be sitting at a desk or table doing a worksheet or memorizing facts in ordering to be learning.  Last week was a busy week full of all sorts of learning even though very few assignments were completed.

My girls had just finished reading the books The borrowers and The Borrowers Afield about a month ago.  I was so excited when I found out from a friend that the play was being performed at our local theater.  I couldn’t have planned the timing of this field trip any better!  We compared and contrasted the book vs. the play and discussed all sorts of traits about each character.  If your kids haven’t read this series I highly recommend them.  The play was cleverly done with many great special effects. That was Monday!

Tuesday was a normal morning but the girls had yearbook pictures that I had to take them to. My girls are home-schooled but they go to school once a week to take enrichment classes so the school wanted them in the yearbook.  It is an amazing school and they wanted all parts of their student body to be represented.  So, I drove about 30 minutes there, for a 2 minute picture, for a yearbook I won’t be buying and 30 minutes back. However,  it did give us an excuse to visit a really cool pet store that my girls love.  They have all kinds of exotic animals, mostly reptiles. We learned that baby bearded dragons are messy little things that eat a lot!  Their cages have to be cleaned out at least twice a day!  We saw tons of beautiful snakes and a frog bigger than my 8 year olds head!!  I counted that as another field trip!

Wednesday, we did a few subjects and then headed to the bowling alley to hang out with some of the other home schooled kids.  We’ve got to socialize these kids you know!  :) We learned that my 10 year old still benefits from using bumpers and that the probability of a bowling ball being thrown backwards is very high when you have around 40 kids bowling.

After bowling we met my mother in law at our house and dropped the girls off.  It was time for our date night at the Rays game in St. Pete.  We drove 2 hours to watch them lose to The Yankees but we had a blast!  I’m not as young as I used to be and getting home past 1:00 in the middle of the night caught up to me.  I was exhausted the next day but it was totally worth it!

Thursday we had a  nice relaxing day to catch up on some of the things we needed to.  We did a few experiments, which I’ll share later, and took it easy.  I love the flexibility of home schooling!

 

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