Last month my Middle Girl and I took a trip to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, Georgia. My daughter has always had an interest in sea turtles and their life cycle. In fact, a few years ago, the life cycle of a sea turtle was the topic of her science fair project! So, of course, when it was time for her to
St. Simons Island, Georgia is a marvelous golden isle to visit – with many historical sites! Above: The view of the marsh from Ft. Frederica. I highly recommend beginning your historical tour of St. Simons with the Colonial Trolley Tour. You can soak up about 400 years worth of history with this fantastic overview – then decide which spots to explore further. That’s what we
Last weekend we spent a marvelous time at the Atlanta History Center. Folks, this place is a gem! We have been on a family trek within an hour’s drive to learn more about our local history. Yes, the school year ended but we are still taking field trips, studying and learning about Georgia history. Specifically American Civil War history. We have extended and camped out
I have always loved taking photos. That is just one reason why I enjoy Instagram so much. I also enjoy following educational Instagram accounts. Learn something new each day! I was telling Hodgepodgedad about Atlanta History Center’s Instagram – over date night last weekend. Interesting how some of my favorites to follow are mostly educational Instagram accounts of fellow Georgians! And speaking of fellow Georgians,
The homeschool year is winding down. The days are longer and all is green outside. It’s time to plan some summer fun! I have some resources for you – both fun and educational! There’s always the neighborhood or local public pool! This spring we have been exploring trails and parks close to home and plan to continue this habit through the summer. Consider Exploring within
“I was reading the Gettysburg Address – that big, long speech by Abraham Lincoln. It was amazing.” ~ my 2nd grader This homeschool year we’ve been studying the Civil War as part of our Tapestry of Grace studies. It just so happens that 2014 is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War here on Georgia soil. There are several commemorative events and activities that will
Guess what? My fellow Georgia residents need to know about a very special World of Coca-Cola offer! Remember we went to World of Coca-Cola not long ago and got to see the Norman Rockwell original paintings? More details on that exhibit on the World of Coca-Cola website. Oct. 10 through Oct. 31, all Georgia residents are eligible to purchase TWO general admission tickets for $20.
This has been the week of all things elective and extracurricular. Just how – homeschooling multiple ages of children? A peek into our busy week… Well, of course there was math, language arts, science and the rest in there. But it was a bit overshadowed by the greatness of field trips. Particularly one that we are still smiling about that we went on just yesterday