Field Trippin’: Where Have You Been?

Here we go again. Pack up the sack lunches, umbrella stroller, sunscreen, goldfish crackers, juice boxes and — don’t forget the CAMERA!

Buckle your seat belts. We’re off on a homeschool adventure.

What great field trips have you taken lately? Or which trips have you taken that went all wrong? Have any carschool advice to share?

The last Friday of each month, our readers showcase their field trip links, linking recent trips or not-so-recent trips.

The History Museum, a favorite park to feed the ducks, the city dump…

Where have you been lately?

Rules for linking up:
1. Your Fantastic Foto Fieldtrips post must be about a field trip and must contain photos.
2. There is no date limit on when you posted the article on your blog (ancient stuff from 2005 is acceptable).
3. You can include as many links as you want each month — the more the merrier (wow us!).
4. Do not link back to your main blog page — just the url from the actual field trip post and a title of where it was would be great: example — Sprittibee/Houston Zoo
5. Be sure to use the graphic for the meme either in your post or sidebar (or both)

Feel free to browse back through our older Fantastic Foto Fieldtrip posts to find great links and fun picture posts. Just click on the field trips category on our sidebar and scroll away!

We can’t wait to see your adventures!

Sprittibee

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Sprittibee (287 Posts)

Founder of the Homeschool Post | Homeschool enthusiast with two high school teens and two preschooling tots in the Austin, Texas area. Heather has been homeschooling over 11 years and blogging over 8 years. You can also find her - be it a little less formal - at her personal blog, Sprittibee.com


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Teaching Gracious Diplomacy in a Religiously Diverse Nation

America is one of the most religiously diverse nations in the world and thankfully our founding fathers wrote the freedom of religion into the Constitution. Because of this freedom, we have had the freedom to explore faith without the government forcing any one particular religion upon us. Most religions believe in respecting other people’s freedom to choose their own religious path, but often religious freedom can be a controversial topic. Public schools have flare ups about religious freedoms quite often and usually a private school is private due to its religious requirements. This generally means that their discussions in school revolve around their own religion.

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When I began homeschooling, I thought my family would have maximum freedom to explore our own spiritual path. While we do have the utmost freedom within our own home, when it comes to homeschool groups, conventions, and co-ops that freedom seems to diminish.

If we have to wear a mask in order to be accepted and cared for, then have we forfeited part of our freedom to the circle in order to obtain societal acceptance?

I have often wondered if I have isolated my children too much. Have I given my children the educational tools and experience necessary to be able to intelligently and graciously interact with the diversity of people in our community? For us, our walk of faith is not just about how they share their own faith, but also how they receive a person of another faith…or no faith at all. Do we, as parents, model this kind of interaction with others to our kids? Have we allowed ourselves and our families to be in a position to be around people of another faith so they can learn how to carry on an intelligent, educated, and gracious conversation?

As a homeschooler, how are you teaching your children to be diplomatic and gracious in this religiously diverse country?

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We Love Our Sponsors

I have to say that I am SO excited to share a few more of our FANTABULOUS Sponsors with you today. I love being able to share the yummy goodness that I love with other homeschooling families.

Firstly, I’m so excited for whom ever wins this wonderful prize from Whole Heart Ministries. As a veteran homeschooling mom, this book was the first one that I encountered all those years ago. To this day, 10 years later, it IS my all time favorite go to resource ever.

Whole Heart Ministries is donating 1 copy of Educating the WholeHearted Child Ebook.

Our heart’s desire in Educating the WholeHearted Child is to give Christian parents who desire to homeschool a detailed and trustworthy map that will enable them to confidently and joyfully follow the path of biblical home education from beginning to end.

The WholeHearted learning model of Christian home education presented in this book is a comprehensive, uncomplicated, commonsense, Biblical approach to homeschooling that integrates all required areas of study for children aged 4-14. It shows you how to use real books, real life, and real relationships to liberate learning in your home from the tyranny of textbooks, the grip of curricula, and the rigid rules of school.

Understand, though, that this book is not a curriculum. We do not tell you what to do every step of the way since you and your family situation are unique. Rather, this book is about a way of thinking about your home that will guide you onto and along the right path and will give you all the tools and help you need to walk it confidently with your children.

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■Books: A recommended “Family Favorites” reading list of whole and living books
■Helps: A section of reproducible forms for planning and record-keeping

Approx value $24

 

As a Food Storage kinda gal, I love this next prize. YAY to whom ever wins this wonderful addition to, or starter to, their own home food storage.

Shelf Reliance is donating 1 Cansolidator Pantry

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Approx value $44.99.

 

And lastly, what is one of the best things about homeschooling? Simply that it can be so much FUN! This wonderful sponsor and their generous prize offering makes that all the more possible.

SimplyFun is donating 20 Sum It Up Sets – one for each winner.

Make learning about math, vocabulary, and money fun with this special collection of SimplyFun games!

Approx value $92/each.

WE LOVE OUR SPONSORS (This is a list of our current 2011 prize awarders! Please visit them as a thank-you for their generous participation!)

365 Things to Write About Tiggy’s House
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