Last week we met a couple of other homeschool families at the Science Center and had a fun-filled day! The Science Center had a special display with life-size, animatronic dinosaurs, which is what attracted us to make the two and a half hour drive to the city.
We went camping at the lake for four days last week and I thought I would share with you some of the things we did and show you all the things we learned and why I consider our camping trip a homeschool field trip :)
I mentioned in my strawberry post that when we went to get strawberries at the u-pick we were pleasantly surprised to find out that there were saskatoons ready too! I could not resist picking a pail of saskatoons, but I felt a little guilty about it because our neighbours actually have a saskatoon u-pick, which is only about a mile across the field from where we live! Since the saskatoon farm is so close to where we live I decided we needed another field trip :)
We made another trip to Treasure Valley Markets, (where we got our strawberries). They have such a wide variety of fruits and vegetables there that I could easily go there every week! I went there mostly for the sour cherries this time, but came home with another pail of strawberries and some cabbage too! It really is a treasure valley there :)
Rhubarb is a fun spring food, but one of my all time favourite foods is fresh strawberries, straight from the garden! There is nothing else like popping a fresh strawberry into your mouth after you have picked it with your own hands!
Unfortunately, after years of fighting with the stinging nettle that insists on growing in my strawberry patch, I finally moved a few plants to a new location and worked under my original strawberry patch. I use to get an ice cream pail full of strawberries every three or four days from my patch. Now my patch is much smaller and we are getting only enough to eat a few fresh ones every other day or so. I wanted to make strawberry jam and I needed more than a handful of strawberries. So I decided a field trip to a u-pick was in order :)
Our little Munchkin is now five years old! Munchkin is also a huge animal lover, so for her birthday party we visited a petting zoo with some friends. If you live in southwest Saskatchewan, I highly recommend visiting Gramma Zoo Exotics! They have quite a variety of animals and the kids had a great time!
The other day was one of those days that make me extra thankful that we homeschool! The kids were supposed to be doing track and field at the local school, but it was cancelled because the track was too wet. I thought it would just be a normal day at home, getting some housework done since it was too wet to do much outside. Then I got a message from a friend that sent us on what ended up being an unexpected but amazing field trip!
How do homeschoolers celebrate a birthday? With a field trip, of course :)
My husband and I both try to make sure we spend one-on-one time with each of our children. When I take just one of the kids with me, I call it a "date". The kids love having one parent all to themselves once in awhile, and I love being able to focus on just one child at a time sometimes. Our dates are always a special time for both me and whichever child is with me.
Princess and I both love flowers and working in the garden, which I seem to have inherited from my own mom. My mom told me about a great opportunity for us to start getting our hands in the dirt earlier than usual. R & R Greenhouse and Gardens near Limerick, Saskatchwan offers workshops where you can go and get an early start on your spring gardening! Princess and I signed up for the Plant Your Own Hanging Baskets workshop and went to play in the dirt :)