Favorite Memories from Third and Fourth Grade

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Speaking at the Heart of the Matter Online Winter Homeschool Refresher Conference yesterday (about How Not to Homeschool) made me want to get back to my homeschool series here at my blog. I’ve been taking a break from it and have been in a homeschool slump since the baby was born, quite honestly. Scary, hu? […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Submarine

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My Foto Friday series is one of my favorite things to post about. I love field trips and I love taking pictures. We have been recording our field trips since I started blogging back in 2005… and I keep track of our homeschool records in my homeschool series post (which links to field trip lists […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Pioneer Wagon Ride

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Time for a Field Trip Foto Friday again. This field trip was during our Pioneer and Frontiersmen unit while we were living in Arkansas (which happens to get much more of a seasonal show in the fall than Texas does). My children were ages 7 and 9 – and in grades 3 and 4. This […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park

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This Field Trip Foto Friday happens to be a day late. It is part of my FTFF series and was taken in the 2006-7 school year while we were studying frontiersmen, native American Indians and explorers (Lewis and Clark). My kids were in Third and Fourth grades and we took this field trip with some […]

Picnic at the Pond… and Elementary Economics

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This field trip was not from a long time ago like most of my Field Trip Foto Fridays are. This one was just yesterday. [Note to self: Don’t walk 2 miles to field trip in Texas until December – 90 degrees does not qualify for autumn weather!] It wasn’t so bad on the way to […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Lower White River Museum

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What could be more fun than touring a turn of the century log cabin with a dog trot? Learning about the pearl industry and seeing how they made pearl buttons? Making your own butter? Seeing a makeshift diver’s tank and imagining yourself in the murky water of a swamp-laced river bottom? Those are some things […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Natural State Expo

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The photos in this post were borrowed from the Arkansas Natural State Expo Website. I was down town in Little Rock on the day of the fair and we happened to see the sidewalk signs. I couldn’t pass up a field trip, so we sauntered in to check it out. We attended the FIRST annual […]