last week the kids had another opportunity to do some life schooling.
this time they went to traci wolter's house to learn about horses!
josie who is graduating from sentences to paragraphs wrote about her time-
"I went to Traci Wolters house. She has two horses. She taugt me about horses.
I learned about body parts of a horse, and to brush a horse, and scoop poop, and feed it hay.
This is how to ride a horse. Frest you put on the saddle. Secent you ride it ot the track."
while they were with traci, i had 3.5 hrs to do as i pleased. i needed the quiet, but what i really needed was that moment when i picked them up. i saw them- i saw their excitement for life, and for learning new things, their friendly personalities, and the way they care for each other. i saw that they are GREAT kids, and i am BLESSED!
always being with them is both the sweetness and sacrifice of homeschooling.
it can be hard to seperate who i am as mommy from who i am as teacher. yes, the two are so much intertwined, and should be, but sometimes i want to strip off all the hats i wear (teacher,taxi, nurse, referee, cook, maid, accountant...), and wear only the one that says, "mommy."
on tuesday we took a field trip with our homeschool academy. we traveled by train to california's state capitol in sacramento. we also visited the california history museum. it was a full day (traveling from 5:30 a.m. till 12:06 a.m., ahhh!).
if you live in ca. and have the opportunity to visit sacramento, i also recommend visiting old town sacramento, and the train museum.
what field trips or activities do you enjoy with your children?
do you recall a favorite childhood field trip?