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Field Trips: Disney World – The Magic Kingdom

Is there educational value to be found in the Happiest Place on Earth?  Sure there is!  We can school anywhere!  Since we have had annual passes several times, we know a little bit about homeschooling through the four Orlando parks.  Let’s start with the enduring classic. The Magic Kingdom!  Disney loves to promote Walt’s personal…

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Donielle By Donielle, October 31, 2016

Field trips: Colonial Williamsburg

Here is a must do for history enthusiasts: Colonial Williamsburg.  This is a place to learn American history, hands on.  Costumed guides and history re-enactors roam the streets and fill the exhibits and museums.  It is like a very fun time warp back to the Revolutionary War – but with modern bathrooms!  Our dolls enjoyed…

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Donielle By Donielle, October 25, 2016

Field trips: California Road Trip

I might be from the very flattest part of the United States.  Our only hills were former garbage dumps.  So my heart gives a little thrill when I enjoy the diversity of California.  Recently we attended the wedding of my husband’s nephew in San Luis Obispo.  What a quaint college town!  If you have a…

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Donielle By Donielle, October 19, 2016
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Field Trips: San Francisco for Kids

Let’s jet across to the other coast and visit California!  The first thing you will want to do when considering a visit to San Francisco is book your trip to Alcatraz.  Don’t let the fact that this is a prison scare you off.  This is a terrific place for kids and adults, but the spots…

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Donielle By Donielle, October 18, 2016
Field Trips: New York for Kids

Field Trips: New York for Kids

One of the greatest “field trips” we have taken was to New York.  Nowhere else offers such variety and so much for free.  Usually you can find a cheap flight.  Hotels though, are a different story.  Stay with any relative, anywhere you can in the five burroughs!  Save up hotel points!  Airbnb! New York is…

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Donielle By Donielle, October 14, 2016
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Planning Incredible History Field Trips

There is reading about a place, then there is actually going there.  Field trips make history come alive!  Think back to those times when you have thought about the sacrifices American soldiers have made for your freedom, versus the visual reminders of a memorial etched with names or the precise rows of crosses at Arlington…

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Donielle By Donielle, October 7, 2016

The Cons of Classical Education

Let’s start by saying that I love the classical education model.  It has done well for my children.  I use it.  But, I have observed a few problems and I want those who use the method to be aware of the pitfalls.  If I am mapping out a classical education journey for you, I want…

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Donielle By Donielle, October 6, 2016

Middle School Reading – Raising the Bar

When we started our Co-op program for our middleschoolers (seventh and eighth graders), which we call “Colloquium”, I was determined to prepare them for some challenging high school reading.  I had already taught some highschool classes to my siblings and was disappointed in the amount we were able to cover, because I had not laid…

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Donielle By Donielle, October 5, 2016

Productive Middle School Years

Think back to your middle school years.  Yeah, I do not want to dwell there too long either.  I was a sensitive kid, so everything every other insecure child spewed at me stung badly.  Fortunately, I was homeschooled, so the instances were rare.  But the middle school years are a tremendous blessing to homeschooling parents….

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Donielle By Donielle, October 1, 2016
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