October 30th, 2014
Tags: Field Trips, Homeschool, Kids
We have been super busy with field trips. Here’s the list of field trips that we have attended with our homeschool groups in these last two months (sorry, I am not good at remembering to take photos and so, we don’t have that many photos but we did learn a lot):
Oren Dunn Museum – learnt about blacksmithing, history of Tupelo, Veteran’s museum and so much more. If you live in Tupelo and have never been to this museum, I highly recommend it. We actually celebrated Kabir’s birthday here and it was a big hit with all the kids.
Renasant Center for Ideas – it was enlightening to learn how and where small businesses can get help and also, a brief idea about how to start a business.
Philips Day-Brite Factory Tour – here we had an intense lesson on physics. They have an amazing model of eye. We had no idea how much is going on within the factory.
Brice’s Crossroads Visitor Center and Battlefield – we are reading American history and so, this field trip couldn’t have been at a better time.
Chickasaw Nation Education – we are reading American Indian history and so, this was just perfect to accompany our studies. This was one of those field trips that I’ll never forget.
Wise Family Farms – sunflower maze, picking cotton, learning about different varieties of pumpkin, wagon ride and finally, picking our pumpkin. Kabir found blue moon pumpkin and my mother-in-law made delicious pumpkin vegetable. We are supposed to make pumpkin pie with the leftover half of blue moon pumpkin.
WTVA – tour of local TV station and listening to our weatherman, Matt Laubhan, talk about weather and his career.
In September, we tagged along with Amit to Washington DC and spent a week of intense field trips in Washington DC. We spent a day in each of the following Smithsonian museums.
National Museum of the American Indian – we spent two days here as this was Kabir’s favorite museum.
National Museum of Air and Space – in this museum we focused on hand-on interactive programs. There are 3 different demonstrations each day and we attended all 3 of them. We attended 1 program in the planetarium and watched 1 iMax movie.
National Museum of Natural History – we spent the entire day here and Kabir could definitely spent another day here if we had more time.
National Zoo – this zoo is free and not too big and overwhelming. So, we could visit the entire zoo in a day. It was fun!
Also, we spent about 2-3 hours at Lincoln Memorial. We did visit the White House from outside.