Homeschool Days and Academy at Memphis Zoo

Boys love the homeschool days and academy at Memphis zoo.  In September, they attended 5-day homeschool academy at Memphis zoo.  Each day was a 4-hour class.  They learned a lot about animals and made friends.  Each class included animal visits, tours of exhibits, chats with keepers, crafts and more.  

Arjun and I have been studying animals at home.  For each of the animals we studied, he made a facts card.

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Preschool Day Camp in Memphis Zoo

This Monday, Kabir attended his first day camp (10am – 2pm) in Memphis Zoo. This is the first time he stayed with complete strangers and he was so excited and happy. He had a great time.

They read books, went to the Herpetarium, did coloring, sand-art and some science experiments. He was most excited about his lunch because I had packed him lunch in a brown paper bag. He said that he felt like papa as his papa gets brown paper bag lunch every day. Also, he was so excited to eat his lunch which had a big cookie and watch TV at the same time. He touched many small animals and bugs. They did a treasure hunt in the sand. He even took notes. He wrote down: “Too much fun, too much work. Went to the herpetarium.” He felt he was Jack from Magic Tree House when he took notes. He had taken a backpack like Jack. Also, it happened that there was a tornado warning when he was in the zoo. So, they were taken to the tornado shelter and they did coloring over there. He was excited about this too while I had been a bit worried about him.