Fun day today! I took Isabelle out of public school early for some homeschool fun! With only 6 days of PS remaining, I didn't see any harm in it. After all, she was learning, but she was having FUN too!!! I am a firm believer in making education as fun as can be. I want to raise children who love learning and find that learning new things everyday is beneficial and fun. Lifelong learners, that's what I hope to see in my children as they grow up and have their own families.
Over the past month and a
half Isabelle has been working on a mini unit lapbook, "Christmas
Around the World". It tied in perfectly with visiting Epcot last week,
Epcot has wonderful storytellers for Christmas at each country in World Showcase. In Mexico we got to listen to Los Tres Reyes Magos, otherwise known as the Three Kings or Three Wise Men. Here they posed for a picture with Isabelle!
The last storyteller we got to see was La Belfana in Italy. It was so cute listening to Isabelle tell her "Buono Natale" as she posed for this quick picture!!
So, today I took the kids to Frazier History Museum in Louisville,
KY for their Holidays Around the World. Isabelle's first "official" HS field trip!! Today, only, they had a "homeschool day" where the only groups allowed were homeschooled children. Yes, I played the system a smidge. Isabelle isn't exclusively homeschooled...yet!
This was a cute event. Although, I am sad to say we missed the homeschool choir. They had several craft activities, snacks from other countries, 12 different Christmas trees decorated for 12 countries, and a fun scavenger hunt!
We planned to tour the museum itself after the event, but Gabriel awoke from his nap and we only got to see a little. That's ok, though!! More for next time! Matt didn't get to go, since he has strep, and I know he will enjoy it next time, too!
We finished up our trip with dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and a little shopping. It was a fun day, indeed!