This post is dedicated to my dear friend who plans all of our field trips for our homeschool group. We leave the house much more often because of her. Thank you, Emily.
The moms planned a Valentine’s Day party for the kids. So much fun!
There were some pretty creative Valentine boxes out there. I am pretty proud of Jack’s bag and Lucy’s backpack.
Some crafts and activities with friends.
The fellowship and food was great. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Next this month was a beginner sign language class. I’m not sure how much baby sign language was retained by my two.
And the last field trip for February was a class on winter animals at the Outdoor Campus.
She really loves stuffed animal of all kinds.
Here the kids worked in groups to create their own “roller coasters” for the Roller Coaster Science class. After assembled, a marble was sent down to test the ride.
The next trip was a computer demolition class. The boys were all over this one. I think it was Jack’s favorite so far.
While Jack took a beginner programming class at the library for the older students, Lucy joined an art class for her age group.
They also learned how to use the computers at the library to look up books and play games.
Next we took another class at the Outdoor Campus about birds and bird watching.
Apparently, due to allergies, Crisco has replaced peanut butter for pinecone bird feeders.
And at the end of April, they attended a Junior Achievement course that taught about community basics like economy, voting, and being a good citizen.
Our only trip in May was to the rock quarry in Sioux Falls. So. Much. Quartzite.
We couldn’t leave the bus so this was the only picture I managed to get.
We managed to make it to two trips in late summer. The first one was a hospital tour in town.
The second trip was a pontoon ride at Split Rock Park in Garretson, SD.
We passed bat caves, bald eagles, and Jessie James’ old hideouts.
And our first field trip of the 2016-2017 school year was to the Pioneer Village in Worthington, MN. Lucy had to wear her pioneer bonnet bought earlier this summer at the Alamo.
The old dentist room was creepy.
But not as creepy as the antique doll.
It’s going to be a fun year!