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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Field Trip

**For those of you joining me from the AtoZ Challenge, welcome! I'm homeschooling through the alphabet.**

Homeschooling doesn't always have to be done IN the home. Some of the best learning takes place on field trips, out in the real world.

F is for Field Trips

Local farms, zoos, aquariums, and historical landmarks are all wonderful opportunities for learning. Also, many times local businesses are willing to allow a homeschooling family to visit to learn more about the business.

Some of our favorite field trips have been to the zoo (in fact, The Boy has requested another trip to the zoo for his birthday this year), the state museum, the local Revolutionary War site, Krispy Kreme, and the local sheep farm. 

What is your favorite field trip?

13 comments:

  1. I never really went on any sort of field trip when I was growing up, but I guess moving around and living in different parts of the country is a decent enough second best. Nowadays I wouldn't mind spending a day in a museum or a library.

    Villyne from A Clever Blog

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    1. Villyne,
      I would definitely consider moving often being better than field trips. I can only imagine all of the different sights you were able to see and people you got to know.

      TaMara

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  2. Field trips are the BEST, no matter where you're taught! Love that your list includes Krispy Kreme!!! Great learning experience with a tasty treat at the end! Love your theme! Happy Blogging!

    Elaine, www.spontaenoussputterings.blogspot.com

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    1. Elaine,
      I do believe Krispy Kreme was one of the best field trips. We were studying the states and this was a perfect field trip when learning about North Carolina since that's where it began.

      TaMara

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  3. for real - I do find them unimaginative, tho - the Children's Museum again...really!

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    1. David,
      I try really hard not to do the boring same-old, same-old field trips. :)

      TaMara

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  4. I do not have kids but I still like field trips. Love going to gardens and nature preserves.

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    1. I love going to gardens! I wish my small people liked them more.

      TaMara

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  5. Oh, that's great. Breaks up the routine a bit, and they get to learn and have fun at the same time :) I loved field trips as a kid.

    When I was a nanny, I didn't home school the kids, but for the ones too young for school, I definitely kept a daily routine of music time, story time, art time, ect. But the best for me was when I would take them out. Our favorite trip was to the children's museum. All of us had fun there, and it was definitely educational.

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    1. Kianwi,
      It definitely gives us a break in the routine.

      TaMara

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  6. popping in from the A-Z challenge. My kids are grown, so I don't homeschool, but I love finding other believers in the blogosphere, so I'm going to follow and stay in touch. You have darling kids! So nice to "meet" you! Visit me, if you'd like:
    from The Dugout

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  7. Good post! Field trips are crucial to any education, whether it be in the home or in a school! Glad you've found some good ones! Have fun this month!

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  8. Field trips are fun well... for those people who doesn't get car sick.


    Sincerely,Miss Uncertain---sidetracked

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