Old School.

Our first field trip of the year came last Thursday. It was so great to have a break and get out of the house. Also great to have it preplanned and not have to do anything but just go!  There was a group of  5 adults and 12 kids that went. We met first for breakfast at Chick Fil A and the kids played some. Then we all headed down to Old Sac for the tour of the Old Schoolhouse. It was about a 45 minute gig at the Old School house. The kids sat in desks and experienced what school would be like in the 1800’s. They got to say the “pledge” that was before our current pledge of allegiance, curtsey and bow to the teacher, read aloud, do some math on chalk boards, and learn about old school punishments!

After that was over and they got to ask some questions, we had awhile to play on the playground outside and sample some taffy at the candy store across the street. It was a great morning hanging out with friends and getting to experience something new.

Girls on one side of the classroom and boys on the other…

One thing I LOVE about homeschooling is my kids hang out with all different ages and both boys and girls and it is completely normal to them. Just like one of my favorite little guy’s love of rain boots on a late summer sunny day. Isn’t he the cutest?

Math problems…

The old pledge…

My kids USED to think I was strict

We are looking forward to our next field trip, coming up next month!

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3 Responses to Old School.
  1. Ashley Christian
    September 20, 2010 | 2:47 pm

    <3

  2. Taylor
    September 22, 2010 | 1:01 pm

    Gina HAD to ask that one question 😉

  3. Theophanie
    August 8, 2011 | 4:54 am

    I love that you home-school! I home-schooled Odelia for kindergarten, but had to put her in school in the middle of first grade (my baby was SICK – for months) and, although I really love homeschooling, my daughter prefers the Montessori school. 🙁 She is super social and they offer things that I just can’t. I hope someday one of my children wants to learn at home with me.

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