Tuesday, August 10, 2010

saturday afternoon and learning outside the classroom

Saturday afternoon we had the pleasure of visiting a hands on native American Plank house.(I love hands on museum type places) We learned so many things even I learned a thing or 2. The children got to help ground red rock for the paint that they used to paint different things. They learned about all types of foods they ate and what they used to make their clothes with. This Plank house was built along the Lewis and Clark trail so they learned about that also. They had all types of furs from animals on display there that they could touch. All in all we had a great time and learn so many new things. So if you are ever in the Ridgefield, Washington area you should stop by there and check it out.

Monday, August 2, 2010

to continue homeschooling or not

Hi all. Summer is going well. But it has left me with some wondering about homeschooling the children still. We chose to home school because when we moved out west here Catholic school was much higher tuition then back in New York (like over a $1000 a month more) and we felt we just couldn't swing it at the time. So we found a place that provided Catholic Curriculum actually the same the children had been using at St Marys'. We love the program, the books and everything about it. Now comes the but; I volunteered at our Churches VBS and of course it has a Catholic school on the campus with the church. I guess I got to thinking maybe we should consider sending them there in the fall. As my dh and I contemplate this I have come to realize I love homeschooling the children and have done it successfully for quite awhile now and ours that have graduated are successful in their lives, got accepted into college, received scholarships. So I guess this is just me trying to figure out why I feel the girls need to go. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we contemplate what to do.