December 9th, 2016
Tags: Homeschool, Kids
Here is a visual tour of our field trips this academic year.
Introduction of Japanese Culture with Mrs. Kyoko Okamoto. She showed us photos of her family in Japan, Japanese currency and books in Japanese language. We made miso soup and rice ball with her. We learnt to use chopsticks. It was just so wonderful that the boys are really hoping to visit Japan one day.
Deer Dissection with Mr. Nate. Amit took both boys and all three of them enjoyed thoroughly learning deer anatomy. I was glad that I wasn’t with them. To me, it’s brutal!
Thanksgiving Meal with Homeschoolers.
The Shakespeare Mix-up performance by Pied Piper Players. This play was hard for Arjun but surprisingly, Kabir really enjoyed it. We enjoyed it too.
Backyard Astronomy with Mr. Bob Swanson. Bob is the most enthusiastic teacher I have met. We learn so much from him each time. The mobile planetarium is just perfect for kids.
Food Webs and Owl Pellet Dissection with Ms. Brandy Watson.
Piano Master Class with Mark Valenti at Blue Mountain College. Mark Valenti is a concert pianist from Chicago.
Three Rivers Landfill in Pontotoc. This place is just so awesome and educational! It made me proud of our government that takes care of environment but it made me sad to realize how much trash we create!
Decorate a Pumpkin contest at Lee County Library.
Frog Dissection with Ms. Brandy Watson. Arjun refused to participate in this event but he observed while Kabir dissected.
Arizona and Utah: We visited Saguaro National Park, Sedona, Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon.
Hernando de Soto Encampment at Natchez Trace Parkway
3 Homeschool Days in Memphis Zoo: Topics covered: Animal defenses (unique ways animals attack and defend), Properties of Matter (how do temperature, density, volume and buoyancy affect animals) and Dissection Days. Kabir did shark dissection and Arjun did earthworm dissection.
Scavanger Hunt at Natchez Trace Parkway.
Oren Dunn Museum: We got a guided tour of the museum and also, we enjoyed Colors of our South Exhibition.
Berlin in Germany: We spent a week in Berlin. We did everything related to World War I and II and Cold War. Arjun created a travel journal about our trip to Berlin. After Berlin, we spent a weekend in Cabella Ligure in Italy.