While homeschoolers are known for not ever having snow days, such as my boys. Sometimes I let them have their time to just dream.  I took these photos back in January with our first heavy snow of the new year.  They spent about an hour just watching the snow.  I was amazed at how content […]

I went to the Liberty Science Center for a field trip in third or fourth grade and remember bits and pieces of it, and honestly, even some of the things I remembered being there are still there twenty something years later. In case you are unfamiliar with what the LSC is, there are sections throughout […]

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 […]