Posts Tagged ‘fun’

Macy’s Museum Month – February 2016


07 Feb

San Diego Museum Sign

 

Yay! It’s field trip time!

If you happen to be in SoCal, then this might be a good chance to get out and take a field trip. February is Macy’s Museum Month and at various stores they offer 50% off admission passes throughout the month. Over 4o museums participate within the San Diego area, and there’s a wide variety of options that will appeal to most everybody! Why not find one that speaks to you and your homeschoolers and get out for some interactive learning?

 

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Delorean at San Diego Automotive Museum

 

For the complete list of participating museums and more details, check out this link:

http://www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/museum-month

Learning for half the cost!

 

The Jousting Tournament


18 Oct

Knight-Helmets

 

 

I’ve been trying to find different activities for one of my homeschooling groups, and then I remembered this activity that I had seen mentioned years ago, and never went to. I went searching for it a month or two ago and I was in luck! They still have it. It’s a Jousting Tournament. This is the kind of oddball event that homeschoolers should be on the lookout for, and take advantage of by going!

This event is a 3-day event from Friday until Sunday. Friday is the “practice” day, and Saturday and Sunday are the actual tournament days. It isn’t an actual “Renaissance Faire” but has a lot of similarities to one, I believe. Along with the jousting they had various other demonstrations, people in medieval garb, and different activities available.

Even though today was a weekday, I was pretty surprised at the turnout. There were a variety of couples and small groups, some mothers or families with small children, and a good amount of school groups. I can only imagine how chaotic and crowded it may end up being during the actual event over the weekend though. I’m glad we were able to go today when it was a slower pace, and with fewer people around.

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FREE: HTML 101 for Kids


25 May

Do your kids like the computer? The Internet? Do they want to be able to design their own web pages? Do you want to use your children’s love of computers to actually have them learn something rather than just mindlessly websurfing or playing games? This upcoming class may be your chance!

Offered by a fellow homeschooling parent, this free class in basic HTML will give your children the chance to learn the basic HTML tags and the fundamentals of Web Design.

I can’t tell you how the class actually is at this point in time, but I just signed up my son and we will see how it goes.

The upcoming class starts Monday, June 2, 2014, and another one starts on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. There’s also a link to learn more about future classes if now is just not the right time.

Here is also some basic info (basically taken from his site):

– It’s open to students 9-years-old and older

– Some familiarity with a keyboard is valuable

– It’s a FREE “Beta” class, and feedback on the class is desired.

 

There’s no “set time” when your child has to be on the computer to do this, so it’s just something for them to work on and do when they can over the time period given. Hey, it’s better than hearing the classic, “I’m booooooored” or “There’s nothing to dooooooooooo” and will keep their minds alert this summer.

Click Here for more information on HTML 101 for Kids: Basics of Web Programming

Happy Coding!

 

Did I mention that


05 May

Virginia is GORGEOUS?!! Green. Green. GREEN. Lots of trees. It’s just a beautiful place, and driving it is so much fun! Dealing with the expressway signs isn’t always the easiest thing in the world here in Virginia, but so far I haven’t managed to get TOO lost. Yesterday was an exception though, and even though I was lost I was having FUN because it was just so beautiful to be driving through the area, I didn’t care at the time if I was driving 10 or 20 miles out of the way(I didn’t actually, it ended up circling back around like I thought it would – eventually.)

Day 5, May 5, 2013

Anyway, today we headed out for Jamestown Settlement and our second day of Williamsburg. Jamestown had different areas, which started off with a museum-type exhibit with various artifacts (more…)

They walked right into that one…


30 Jan

footprints

There are colored footprints leaving a trail across my dining room/school room tile! Really, there are, and they were left there by the British!!

Say WHAT?

This is all about our recent history lessons regarding the steps that led to the Revolutionary War (more…)

Making Reading Fun


03 Jul

I always hear about people having children that don’t like to read and am always confused by this. I’ve always liked to read myself, and as a child went through multiple books a week during my summer vacations, and my child loves to read as well. Nobody shoved books into my hands and said, “READ!” and other than gently handing off books I want my child to read for educational purposes, I don’t do that to him either. In fact, one of his favorite things to do is to read! I say, “Go find something to do, and probably 85% of the time he’s reading!” This started when he was young. We’d get books from the library, and read them during the day and before bed.

Reading is all the same – right? WRONG!

You can read it to them. Say the words on the page. Go through the motions of turning the pages. Finish and feel you’ve put in your time. Or you can EXPERIENCE it with them.

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