We love field trips in our homeschool! For the past two school years, we have had a field trip every week, and it has made school so much fun! Sometimes they are simple, like a nature walk in the park, or a morning spent ice skating. Other times we visit local museums, parks, festivals, attractions and more! As I mentioned when I introduced our 2016 school year, one of our elective subjects this year is ART. We have been using How To Teach Art To Children, which is awesome. It goes through all the different components of artwork, as well as famous artwork and their media. We Read More
Spring is here!!! I don’t know about you, but my kids LOVE playgrounds. We also love to visit all the lovely playgrounds that our community has to offer! One thing I do to make this fun for them, and to make sure we don’t miss any great spots, is to make a little park passport to chronicle the parks that we visit. Since I was making it for us anyway, I decided to go ahead and make it a free printable for all of my local readers so you can print and use as well! If you are not local to me, the passports are very Read More
We used to do the Lowe’s Build & Grow workshops with Connor when we lived in Tennessee, and I really missed it during our time overseas. If you don’t know about it, it’s awesome! You just sign up online, head to the store at the right time, and your kids get to build something for FREE! They get an apron, some goggles, the project, and a certificate to take home. They also get a patch for each project completed! In September, we built binoculars and fire trucks. And did I mention it’s FREE?!? You can sign up at http://lowesbuildandgrow.com/!
Our crazy move from Germany to Ohio happened very fast, and honestly it left me a little traumatized. I’m finally able to look back on it without seizing, so I thought I’d share the story of what happened. Here’s our timeline, in a nutshell. March 25 – we find out that the house we were buying has failed inspection, miserably. We knew it needed work, but we didn’t know that there was irreparable damage. So we’re back to the drawing board on the house front. We knew a move was coming, but we didn’t know if it was days, weeks, or months away. March 31 Read More
We spent the morning at Findlay’s new Children’s Museum. Can I just say WOW. This place is amazing. They have dozens of these little stations, each with a different theme to encourage creativity, learning, and pretend play. After 2 hours, we finally had to drag the kids out to go get lunch. We’ll definitely be back! Check them our on their website here, or on facebook. They have awesome group rates too! If you have 10 or more kids, they only pay $3 each and parents get in free! Kids under 3 are always free! (*please refer to their website for current pricing. Read More