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5 Advantages of Middle School Virtual Field Trips ~ PLUS an easy way to find them!

5 Advantages of Middle School Virtual Field Trips ~ PLUS an easy way to find them!

Field trips can be a fun and interactive way to learn about things from science, history, art, and more! Especially when kids are younger, both public schools and homeschoolers alike seem to participate and put an importance on participating in field trips. But what about middle school? It seems as though more “academic” activities win(…)

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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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Critters In The Cold

Critters In The Cold

This month in our zoo class at the Seneca Park Zoo we talked all about animals that live in the cold. Upon walking in the door, the first thing we were able to see was a large stuffed polar bear. We talked about 4 differences between an animal more suited for the cold, snowy weather,(…)

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