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Fieldtrippers

We love a good fieldtrip! Not only does it get us out of the house (which for me is necessary) it allows my boys to explore the city, museums, plays, new friends, new social settings, and best of all learn. Here are a few of the trips we have taken this past semester Fall 2013.



Paramount Theater for Marionetas de la Esquina, a puppet theater company from Mexico City. "Sleeping Beauty Dreams"

Science Day at Bob Bullock Museum, we make several visits a year for the homeschool day and the IMAX nature movies. 

Witt Museum off to SanAntonio we went in September for the Dino exhibit and 


RenFest 2013! Our visit started really early and it rained most of the way it was soggy when we arrived and very humid! It ended up being a blast. The boys favorite event was the joust. This aligned with our The Story of the World Volume 2:Middle Ages history book. 

A walk to the park on a autumn day. Exploring and talking about our local environment.



Wonder crew at BartonCreek Farm- maze with question to figure out which way to go, history at the forts and general fun with friends. 


Mayfield Park with the wonder crew- our smaller group of homeschoool families that meet for fun adventures in the area. 

Our summer vacation to southern California- we took the train and learned about the railways, states that we went through and how to entertain ourselves w/out home computers big open spaces. It was a highlight of our vacation. 

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Spring 2016

The new year started after a fun Christmas with family. We took a winter break and started up with regular activities the second week of 2016.
We all went on the Cub Scouts Polar Bear Campout at Palmetto State Park and FINALY earned the Polar Bear Badge. It was a fun weekend- we headed up the Bear Carnival, the boys made carnival games and lead the activities for all the other scouts.
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I began leading the middle math club group. I learned so much from these kids and we had a great time making math funny, challenging and learning together. "Is zero positive or negative?" "Is one a prime or not?" 

 Noah continues to like Math Club Jr and did meet some great fiends, participated in amazing math challenges and gained new knowledge! What a fun group and great leader we have!











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New season. New schedule

Our new schedule feels like it may be over-scheduled at this point of the year but I have learned over the last two years of homeschooling that we like to be out exploring with friends and I can always make adjustments as needed. Also since they are getting through curriculum quickly I don't feel the need to spend more time at the "classroom table".  Here is our 2014-15 tentative schedule: 
5am- I will continue to go for a run 7am- kids are up by now playing 8am-breakfast 9am- In the classroom working on curriculum 12noon- lunch 1pm- quiet reading time/researching projects 1:30-5pm- usually an afternoon activity. (see below)  6pm-dinner 7pm- Free time 9pm-kids bedtime (we are currently reading The Little House books) 

Weekly Schedule:  Monday-Morning- Once a month the boys are enrolled in Austin Naure and Science Center homeschool science class. A great way for the boys to spend learning time outside! Afternoon Music Theory group class at Orpheus Academy of Music. Tuesda…

Homeschool 2.0

We are in full-swing homeschool now! Noah started seat work and I am figuring out how to create a fun learning environment for both boys (at the same time). Noah has basically taught himself to read and I found that the phonics books were boring him after the summer. Nicholas has found a strong interest in coding and has taken some online intro classes- glad he is self teaching because I have no clue when it comes to coding.  Our seat work only takes 1.5-2 hrs/day,  both boys learn best while engaged in activities so we plan lots of learning fieldtrips, playdates, co-op, a few classes, continue to participate in cub scouts, ( but did change to a homeschool den) and experiment with science at home. We started the Marathon Kids challenge and plan to complete that marathon by February 2014.

Here is our schedule as of November 2013

Parents schedule: Dad still works M-F and is away from the home from 7:30am-6pm. He is having fun taking the boys to their piano/guitar lessons at Orpheus Ac…