China has always fascinated me.  The music is beautiful, some of the folklore is so unique, and I used to love watching Kung Fu movies like Fearless Kung Fu Elements (it is so bad, after watching it 25+ years later). The problem is that I never was taught about the history of China as a […]

I had been hoping to go back to Jockey Hollow and the Wick House for a few years to show my sons, since I went there for a field trip when I was in third grade and it seriously changed my life (it inspired my minimalism, which I have mentioned in the past). One of […]

This year we are doing some American history and Asian history studies. This is one of the areas that I decided to not follow a set curriculum, but pretty much have been doing a DIY.  I am loving it.  It has caused my boys and I to read sometimes for hours and other times to […]

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 […]