Field Trip Foto Friday: The Fire Station

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It’s been a while since I did my field trip series here. It started back in 2005 with my big kids when they were in their field trip crazy days, and I have done field trip reviews on and off for years… but with my older two in high school and the little guys too […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Austin Aquarium

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On the Northwest side of Austin, there’s a small aquarium that hosts stingrays, small sharks, reptiles, exotic birds, and tank after tank of interesting marine life. They even have a touch tank and most of the entire site is set up for the young (and young at heart). A few years or so ago, we […]

Wrapping Up a Homeschool School-year and Grading the Teacher

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So the summer has begun. I officially quit adding to the weekly assignment list spiral over a week ago and we are in our first 2 month summer break in a long while. We have homeschooled year round by necessity for the past few years because of distractions (two of them who are 6 and […]

Are Texas Home School Coalition Conventions for You?

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It’s summer. Well, at least for most of us. We have maybe two weeks left of tidying up and tying loose homeschool ends and we are DONE with 11th grade for my teens, Kindergarten for the 6 year old, and Preschool for my littlest guy. I’m in purge mode, research mode, curriculum buying mode, class […]

Zach Theater – Austin

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Before the little boys (5 yo THING #1 & 3 yo THING #2) came along, we did some sort of educational (or just-for-fun) field trip at least once a month, if not every other week. I’m very thankful now that my youngest is 3 so we can begin to resume field tripping like we used […]

Galveston Christmas and Cold Season Adventures

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We set out for Galveston in mid-December after getting over a nasty cold – without Daddy, who had to work overtime. Moody Gardens had invited me to attend their Festival of Lights and come take a few fun guided educational tours and participate in all the Christmas attractions they had to offer. It was going […]

Field Trip Fun : Moody Gardens and Stewart Beach

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Each year before the Texas Homeschool Coalition’s conference in the Woodlands, TX (near Houston), they schedule a fun excursion field trip for families. This year the field trip was quite a ways away in Galveston, Texas at Moody Gardens®. Moody Gardens is a unique place with all sorts of educational promise: * over 5,500 animals […]