It is that time of year again. Throughout our neighborhood, children are climbing on the school bus bright and early. Many of them are excited, but some, and you can see it on their faces, simply would rather stay home. As far as I know, we are the only exception in our neighborhood. We homeschool. This year, we have a fourth grader and a K/1st grader, depending on the subject.
I have found over the past two years, that transitioning from summer break to the academic year can be a challenge when you never board the bus or walk to another building, so we are making a gentle, free-flowing change. We will be in the full swing of things in a few weeks when co-op begins. Last week we kicked off the changeover to daily lessons with a fun field trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
We were pleasantly surprised to find several interactive stations among the exhibits.
Up until our visit, I thought I knew what 6 artists we would study this year, but seeing how excited they were about Pablo Picasso, I added him to our curriculum.
Having the flexibility to travel and tour is one of my favorite things about homeschooling. Have you already started field trips too?
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