April 16, 2011

Let's get out of here...

Field trips are an important part of any well-rounded education.  Since we homeschool our children, the flexibility in our schedule lends itself to these excursions.  Moving to the South a few years ago extended the list of interesting and educational places we can easily visit.  The kids think we’re on vacation or simply going out for the day, but just like sneaking vegetables into their otherwise tasty pasta dinner, my husband and I inject learning into their fun on these outings mostly undetected.  Our children are none the wiser but all the more knowledgeable as we enjoy time together as a family while learning more about the world around us and its history:

Audra getting better acquainted with new friends
Rock climbing
Piano lesson
Flight simulator (easy for Scott, having flown the real deal before)
Smoky Mountains in Tennessee
Gettysburg, PA
Examining a WWII airplane at a local air show

Fredericksburg, VA
Fredericksburg, VA
Washington, D.C.

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