Weekly Wrap-Up: A Week of Outings

Weekly Wrap-Up

Looking through our week, I realized we had more outings than usual last week!

Story time

First, we had story time at our local library. We had a special guest that day as a local police officer came in to read the stories to the kids. I am so happy our librarian set this up! Kids are sometimes told if they misbehave, the policeman will come and get you. Police officers don’t want children to be afraid of them!! Police officers are there to help people, and it is important for kids to understand that even though police officers may look scary or intimidating, they are there to help. I was mildly embarrassed when the officer asked what police officers do, and Bear raised her hand and said “Arrest people.” Sigh.

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Homeschool Summer Fun

Looking for something to do this summer with your local homeschool group? Check out some of our favorite parks we have explored with our local homeschool group here in southern Wisconsin.

Our local homeschool group loves to take advantage of the nice weather months and have get togethers at local parks, State parks, and beaches. It’s a great way to make sure we don’t squander away those nice days of fresh air and hot summer sun. Plus, the kids get to play and the moms get to visit as well.  Here are some of the highlights of things we have done, right here in southern Wisconsin.

Family Night The group set aside time on a Friday night for a family potluck. Fathers often miss out on most of the homeschool gatherings. My husband was working so he couldn’t make it. The girls were a little upset when they saw the other dads, but they managed to have a good time!

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“The Maple Syrup Factory”


Every Thursday, I share a little bit about our homeschool life. Interested in why we are homeschooling? Click here. Want to know about our home preschool curriculum? Click here. Any other questions? Ask away. I would love to hear from you 🙂

This past Saturday our whole family attended the Maple Syrup Festival held at the DNR’s MacKenzie Center near Poynette, Wisconsin. Over couples weekend our good friend Katie recommended the MacKenzie Center to see a maple syrup demonstration. Her best friend lives in our area of Wisconsin and this where she takes her 2 kids, plus her students. The MacKenzie Center is a nature education center “with trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups. MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.”

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Fall Field Trip Round-up

Happy Thursday everyone! From the start of our homeschooling journey, I always imagined all the cool field trips we would get to take with the girls and the awesome learning that would take place on said field trips. Ha! What a fool I was. Kids always have their own preconceived ideas of your destination. You say you are going on a field trip, they expect a park. Well my kids do anyway. Don’t get me wrong, the girls had fun every place we went, but it just didn’t go as I imagined. The girls interests weren’t always where I thought they would be.

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