A Homeschool Field Trip

I found myself very funny yesterday when I told my cousin I was going to take the kids to the zoo today…”if all the permission slips came in.” ¬†Yeah, I’m a comedian loving the flexibility of homeschooling.

I got all those permission slips ūüôā But I almost yanked them. ¬†The kids were a little feisty today. ¬†Oh my word. ¬†we went, maybe against my better judgement. ¬†And we had some fun.

Today was a beautiful Michigan day.  A little chilly, so you wear coats, you take coats off, you put them back on.  There was a surprising number of people there.  It was beautiful.

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Sue was insistent there was a beaver nest in there. ¬†It is the beaver exhibit…where all you currently see is Rainbow Trout.

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Sometimes the girls freak out about the reptiles and want nothing to do with it, and then there is today where they were mesmerized by every scaly, creepy creature.  Sue was even nice enough to demonstrate how a python would squeeze me and break all my bones.  Gee, thanks kid.

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These are Egyptian Tortoises. ¬†This fact was confirmed by my favorite person in Egypt while we were in the zoo. ¬†Isn’t technology cool? ¬†I take this picture, I post in on Facebook and tag my friend in Cairo. ¬†He, within minutes, comments back about what the girls and I are looking at.

Man, I remember when there was no internet, Mr. Gore.

Oops, I might be showing my age a bit…

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This is Caitlyn getting caught up on her scavenger hunt, I mean, come on, what kind of homeschooler would I be if there wasn’t something they had to study at the zoo? ¬†I found this fun scavenger hunt that has clues or descriptors of animals and the girls have to find an animal and write it in. ¬†Caitlyn is my rule follower, my project finisher. ¬†And her paper fell in the fountain. ¬†She was totally bumming. ¬†There was much sorrow. ¬†Then, Sue found an extra copy. ¬†There was much rejoicing. ¬†Patrice even did a dance for the occasion.

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There were seals…and outside, a polar bear.
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And that’s how our homeschool does a field trip.

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