Friday, October 31, 2008

Homeschool Memoirs #11: Favorite Field Trips

The theme for this week's Homeschool Memoirs:

This week I’d like to invite you to share your favourite field-trip that you’ve been able to go on since you’ve started homeschool. I’d encourage you to include photos, but you don’t have to.

Miss Jocelyn comes up with some great ideas for this meme, doesn't she?

Field trips are one of the many things I love about homeschooling. As much as we like our time at home, we also enjoy discovering new places and learning "out in the field". I think field trips are a terrific way to ignite curiosity and a sense of adventure in our children.

We've taken lots of field trips in the last two years. Some were bigger hits than others, but none of them were disappointing. It's really hard for me to choose a favorite, so... since one of our favorite outings is to head to a local pumpkin farm every fall, and since we made our annual trek today, I thought I'd share it for this week's Memoirs.

This 882 pound pumpkin was the first thing we encountered when we got to the farm. Wonder how many pies you could make out of this baby?

This farm has all kinds of storybook characters and sets that make for some great photo ops.

The traditional picture in the pumpkin patch

Sweet Pea was the only one willing to stick around for individual shots.

This one took forever - heads kept popping in and out of the windows!

I love these shots with Daddy. :)

Ready for the hayride!

Back at home it's time for the work to begin!

The final product!

Whew - that's a lot of pictures! We were having so much fun we stayed for three hours.
Thanks for making it to the end. :)

If you want to see more favorite field trips from other homeschoolers, click on the "Memoirs" button at the top of the post.

Happy Fall, y'all!

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