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Rochester New York Field Trip Ideas ~ Part I

Rochester New York Field Trip Ideas ~ Part I

As homeschoolers we are often afforded the opportunity to be out and about more than those in a traditional school setting. Given that we have more flexibility to be out, that often means we have been to many different places in our local area. This is Part I of a series on Field Trips in(…)

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Fall Nature Walk – Scavenger Hunt Lists & Resources

Fall Nature Walk – Scavenger Hunt Lists & Resources

FALL is here! Fall is here! While summer is my favorite season, fall takes a close second! The changing colors, pumpkins, fresh donuts and cider, apple picking, hay rides, & more make fall a fun time of year here in New York. This is the time to put on long sleeves, some good sneakers and(…)

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The Life of George Eastman ~ Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

The Life of George Eastman ~ Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

My dad worked for the Eastman Kodak Company for over 40 years. Not only was I was born and raised in Rochester, New York, but my home is still in Rochester, New York and my parents still live in the house I was born in. The image you see above contains items from my dad’s(…)

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Field Trip: Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse

Field Trip: Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse

Our most recent Girl Scout field trip was to the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse. I know the highlight for Ava was actually getting to climb the tower! We climbed 42 wrought iron steps to get to the top. These were not the original steps though, according to our guide these “new” steps replaced old wooden steps in(…)

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Tips & Tricks For Touring Washington DC on a Budget

Tips & Tricks For Touring Washington DC on a Budget

We have recently returned from a brief (4 day) trip to our nation’s Capitol and not only did we learn a great deal about our country, but I was also able to learn some great ways to be budget conscious on our trip. Today over at Hip Homeschool Moms I am talking about Visiting Washington, D.C.,(…)

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Top 10 Sites To See In Washington, D.C.

Top 10 Sites To See In Washington, D.C.

We recently returned home from a short trip to Washington, D.C.  Out of the five of us I am the only one has been to Washington, D.C.  Some of the things that we all enjoyed the most were not surprising, but it was interesting to see that we each favored some monuments over others.  (…)

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Genesee Country Village ~ Civil War Day

Genesee Country Village ~ Civil War Day

I am so excited to share some of the photos and little facts we learned from Civil War Day at Genesee Country Village! The kids enjoyed the Fall Sampler there so much this year that they couldn’t wait to get back for more 1860s fun and learning!  We had 4 hours, and more stations than(…)

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Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Genesee Country Village ~ 9/14/12

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Genesee Country Village ~ 9/14/12

Quote For The Week: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: The kids are spending the whole week at this wonderful place called Genesee Country Village & Museum. While they are there they will experience living, and working in a 19th-century country village. The village has over 40 furnished buildings ranging from a pioneer homestead to a grand octagon house. They(…)

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Our Top Ten Sites in NYC

Our Top Ten Sites in NYC

Chloe and I had the chance to spend 4 days with our dear friends Michalene and Sasha trooping around NYC. Chloe has never been and I have only been once, for one day! We couldn’t see everything (not even close), so this is just a list of 10 memories/places from our trip this past weekend.(…)

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Building The White House

Building The White House

For Christmas our children received the Lego Architecture set for building the White House. Throughout the beginning of the instruction book there are facts and stories relating to the history of the White House. In 1791, President George Washington appointed Pierre Charles L’Enfant to design the new capital city. L’Enfant’s plan was based on a(…)

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