Field Trips

Paddle-to-the-Sea Unit Study Chapter 6-7

Our Paddle-to-the-Sea unit study (Chapters 6-7) continues.  Clark and Luci are completely engrossed in this book, as we explore all of the details and subjects that each chapter introduces. Chapter 6:  Paddle Meets a Sawmill In Chapter 6, Paddle, wedged onto the side of a log, is transported to a sawmill.  Needless to say, Clark and […]

The Wonderful World of Wildflowers

One of my absolutely favorite things about homeschooling is the freedom we have to explore whichever subjects that we choose.  One of my children’s absolute passions – I imagine it is probably every child’s passion, if given the opportunity – is to experience nature.  From early on Clark and Luci were fascinated with dirt, bugs, […]

Our Visit to the Young Living Lavender Farm

On our recent family vacation to Utah, we made a very special stop at the Young Living Lavender Farm in Mona.  As a family, we have been using Young Living essential oils for over 2 years.  It is not an exaggeration to say that we have fallen in love with their products.  So our visit […]

We’ve been learning about dinosaurs for the past couple of weeks.  In doing so, we went on a field trip to visit a local nature preserve that had a display of animatronic, life-sized dinosaurs.  Needless to say this display completely captivated the imagination of my children and we’ve been discussing these animals ever since! How cool […]

Play Passports for Learning Geography

We’ve been reading the book, How to Bake an Apple Pie and See the World as part of our Five in a Row (FIAR) homeschooling curriculum.  In the book, a young girl decides to bake an apple pie but finds that the market is closed.  She travels the world, collecting all of the necessary ingredients […]

Five in a Row: The Glorious Flight

After some time off from Five in a Row, we are back, studying The Glorious Flight by Alice and Martin Provensen.  I chose this book because Clark has been asking some very specific questions recently about airplanes and how they fly.  So I thought this would provide a great opportunity to take him in the […]