Colonial Williamsburg’s twice annual homeschool days are a wonderful way to combine a fabulous family vacation with hands-on-learning through living history.
It wouldn’t be October without a visit to the pumpkin patch! However for my crew, it’s a tradition that involves a great group of our friends, so this year I was torn between just skipping pumpkins or making new memories. Even though I worried that missing our friends would ruin the trip, I choose to not let fear and sadness keep us trapped at home. It was the first holiday tradition success
Our annual Lazy 5 Ranch field trip started our autumn schooling off with a bang this morning. There’s something about this trip that really pulls me into our school year. I get excited for all the fun things we get to do together (at home and on field trips with friends) and for all the things we will learn together this year. Right about now, we are inching past the slump
Our field trip season began with a bang at Lazy 5 Ranch. Our group doubled in size for this year’s trip- I think our total number was around 50 parents and children. We definitely don’t have any difficulty with socialization with a multitude of homeschoolers and homeschool friendly opportunities in our area. Emily was not thrilled with the idea of a group photo! Last year we didn’t even fill one
Sorry I disappeared (again!) We’ve been busy doing school and having fun. I’m working on the coordinating clothes for the girls’ doll outfits and reading library books. While I love the ability to place books on hold at the library I dislike the new release 2 week time limit and having several holds become available at the same time. I’ve been reading, reading, reading after putting the kids to bed
During high school and college, when I was a summer day camp counselor my favorite field trip was Lazy 5 Ranch. While the variety of animals at Lazy 5 may not be as exotic as those at the zoo, there is something special about the ability to touch and feed the animals from the horse-drawn wagons at the ranch. However, I hesitated to take my own children to Lazy 5 since several of them have shown extreme fear
During this last quarter of our school year Miriam is learning all about Colonial America. When I realized we had opportunity to visit Colonial Williamsburg for a day during Spring Break I excitedly started planning our trip. We only had a little more than 5 hours to see the sights, but at the kids’ young ages it was more than enough to get a glimpse into the past at their current level of understanding. The