Although I have posted in the past that we have gone to the J.A. McFaul Environmental Center, one of our homeschooling co-ops had a field trip there with a program where the kids could learn how apple cider is made. Every student received an apple and had to wash it.  They then got to crush […]

For our smallest homeschooling co-op, while it was nicer weather, we went on a field trip to a beautiful and fun place before being confined in for more class time.  Learning through going out to places sticks with kids. Duke Farms is such a cool place!! They use so many neat forms of sustainability for […]

One of the co-ops we are a part of took a field trip last month on a hot day down to Sandy Hook, NJ to learn about the native Lenape tribe who once lived in that area and what their ways of life entailed.  Our guide gave us a history lesson, showed some items as […]

On our way home from VA, We made a stop in Gettysburg, PA.  I had never been there before, though always heard various stories about its Civil War history.  I know of soldier accounts and the large battle that took place.  What I never heard, were accounts from those who were northern civilians who had […]

The Luray Caverns was discovered in the 1800s in Luray, VA.  This place was the biggest plan we had on our vacation because it not only has the incredible caverns, but also a Car museum, toy museum, gem mining and historical museum, and a garden maze.  We made sure to explore all of those things.  […]

I tend to be a bit goal oriented and am disappointed when my goals are not reached.  I don’t mind sometimes realizing that my goals change over time, but once my mind is truly set on something, I work very hard for it.  Rob usually always encourages me on my goals too, which I am […]

When we took a vacation in Virginia, the first place we went to was the Civil War Museum to teach the boys some history, located in New Market.  The tickets were good for seven days.  We went there when we arrived to the state, and then again the following morning to finish up.  I think […]