Welcome! I am using this blog to share our family's homeschooling thoughts and experiences.

THIS SCHOOL YEAR (2018-2019): Our oldest child, EL, finished her formal education in May 2017. She remains at home due to her special needs, and continues to learn with us when she is able. JJ is in 10th grade this year. We intend to homeschool him through High School, and are using a variety of different curriculum choices to complete this goal.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

SEPTEMBER FIELD TRIPS: Nature Center, Apple Orchard, Fort LaMotte & Vincennes

Our first visit to a NATURE CENTER this school year was on September 16th. We signed up to attend classes at the center once per month, and September's topic was about WILDFLOWERS...

The kids are learning about the different parts of a flower.
Taking a nature hike to find wildflowers.

This unusual flower is called an Obedient Plant

The kids were allowed to gather a cup full of wildflowers to take home

On September 23rd, we joined others on a tour of a nearby APPLE ORCHARD.

I love this picture! EL was not comfortable walking down the hill by herself, so JJ turned to me and said, "I'll help her." He took hold of his sister's hand and walked with her all the way down the hill. It was a sweet brother-sister moment.

On September 26th, we took a family day trip to attend "LaMotte Days" at Fort LaMotte (a recreation of a fort used during the War of 1812). We arrived close to lunch time and, since there was a small turn-out, we were invited to join the reenactors in tasting the various foods that were cooked over an open fire. It was a fun little outing.

From the fort, we drove another half hour to Vincennes, Indiana where we saw inside the Elihu Stout Print Shop, then took a tour of the George Rogers Clark Memorial. There are a lot of things to see in Vincennes, but we didn't have the time to see more than these two. I'm sure we will return at another time to see more.

Elihu Stout Print Shop

Inside the print shop

George Rogers Clark Memorial

Statue inside the memorial

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