Happy Friday, y’all! Have you had an amazing week? I hope so. It’s been a good one here – a little hectic, but for a good reason. We went on a long-awaited field trip on Wednesday. That meant a busy Monday and Tuesday for me since I had several online projects that had to be completed by Thursday and I wouldn’t be home for the majority of the day on Wednesday.
My homeschool field trip posse. The extra kid in the back is one of my three “adopted” kids. I think I may have to adopt one or two more in the near future.
We went to the Museum of History and Holocaust Education in Kennesaw, Georgia. If you’re somewhat local to the museum you might be interested to know that they offer free homeschool days on select Wednesdays throughout the year, featuring a guest speaker and activities surrounding a central theme.
This month’s theme was World War II on the Home Front and featured a rationing activity, which we all enjoyed, a tour of the newest exhibit, and World War II veteran, Richard Weber. Mr. Weber was, hands-down, our favorite part of the day. He is 90 years old and just precious! The girls and I wanted to bring him home.
On the way home, Brianna remarked that by the time she has kids, there probably won’t be any WWII vets still living and she was so happy to have had the opportunity to hear Mr. Weber’s first-hand account of that period of history. Yes. That.
My only disappointment for the day was that we didn’t get to explore the museum. Every moment was packed with educational activities, which would have been great if we’d had time to explore the museum on our own afterward. Since we had to get home in time for Megan’s photography class, we had to leave right after the scheduled events.
We did have one 15-minute break between activities, so Brianna and I went to explore just a bit. The museum wasn’t exactly what I expected. It appeared to mostly be vertical convention or trade show displays along with some wall displays with facts about the war and the people involved. I thought there would be more replicas like the one of a 1940’s living room. There were a few display cases of artifacts that were really interesting.
Proof that we can get up early when we need to. I had already been up about 45 minutes when I became coherent enough to take this picture.
We have tickets for the next homeschool day in November, so hopefully we can plan to spend more time exploring when we go back for that.
Today Josh is in Florida with his best friend for another friend’s graduation from the Florida Highway Patrol academy. You know what that means for me? No government co-op this week since half the class (literally) is in Florida!
I have seriously been enjoying the class (all the adults say they’re learning as much as the teens) and can highly recommend Constitutional Literacy. That being said, a Friday off does not make me sad at all – especially a Friday at the end of a very busy week.
I got some exciting mail on Monday – a copy of Homeschooling Today magazine with my article in it! It’s a slightly updated (to make it suitable for publication in a magazine versus a blog post) copy of my post, Homeschool Success.
Finally, if you’re being plagued with homeschool doubts, check out my article at About.com this week, 4 Questions to Ask When You’re Having Homeschool Doubts.
Have a great weekend, y’all!
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