Jamie (on left) is doing her vocabulary. David & Jessica (on right) were doing some school on the computer. David used this opportunity to hug on his little sister who was engrossed in her computer program.
Then last Thursday, Friday & Saturday we went to the Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati. This was the first year Jamie (on the left) came with us. You can hear her thoughts & ours on our next podcast that should be released this weekend. On the right is all the curriculum, books & DVDs we got at convention.
This week, we took a field trip to the Central library here in Indianapolis. We are blessed with a large library system here. It has 22 branches and a wonderful online system. We can reserve books online & have them sent to our local branch to pick up. Our local branch is fairly small. But the Central branch is quite overwhelming. The old part, which I think is beautiful, houses fiction. The new part is several stories tall & very modern. The kids loved going & we came home with a large stack of books.
The rest of our time the last 2 weeks has been spent playing outside. The kids discovered a duck has laid eggs in our front flower garden. So we are on duck watch again this year. At least this year she didn't lay eggs right next to the garage door or the back patio door like she has in prior years.
Once again, I'm so glad we homeschool. My kids are getting real life experiences that are worth more than the book knowledge they would learn in public school. Rather than just reading about ducks & eggs, we are watching & learning. We are participating in life instead of just being hearing about it or doing worksheets on it. Also, my kids have time to play & use their imaginations.