Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Field Trips

cowboy daysI find that there are some great fields trips around the house if we just take time to see what is going on in our local area.  Sometimes it means picking up the paper and looking at the What’s happening section. Sometimes it means that we talk to other parents and hear what they like to do. 

Cowboy days is like that for us.  We have been going since Mickey was two.  I heard about it from a friend and we have been going ever since.  We see different areas depending on what our interests are that year.  When we see local events we don’t have to make a special call and set up a field trip we just have to show up.  I like that.  I like just showing up and getting to enjoy the day with my family. 

This year included a horse ride and learning all about sheep and sheep dogs.  We had a blast.  

watching sheep dog

Learning all about the sheep dog and the sheep

Working dog

Nate riding horse

Nate’s First Horse Ride

If you want to see more pictures from our day head over to our family blog
Sugar and Spice and Puppy Dog Tails

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Field Trip

Police field tripWe recently joined the local homeschool group to visit the police department.  There were a lot of homeschoolers who showed up that day! 

Before we headed out to see what happens at the police department we made a police hat and badge.  We also had some stop and go signs and we played stop and go in the living room.  We had fun.  We got the printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler.  Nate loved the hat and badge so much that he had to wear it all day long.

 

 

Policewoman

Mickey showing off her police gear

policeman

Nate riding his police horse with his police gear. 
Isn’t he cute?

The police department was a little less hands on than the fire department field trip.  They had a chance at the end of the day to do finger printing.  But with a tired 2 year old and a girl that freaks out when she gets her hands dirty we took our opportunity to leave. 

 

tourguide

Our tour guide

 

jail cell

We got to see a holding cell.
The officer told us not to touch anything in here.  One of the kids got nervous in the tour and raised their hands and worriedly said “My feet are touching the floor”.  The officer reassured the child that everything would be okay. 

I am thankful for the homeschool group leader for planning these field trips.  I know that my two have enjoyed themselves and had some fun learning.