Archive for Field Trips

Field trip #2

One of the big reasons why we don’t start school the same day as public school (besides the fact that we don’t have to) is that we always go out of town the second Friday of September. It doesn’t make much sense to get things started for a day or two then have a “field trip”. We’ll start in earnest on Sept 12th. It works for us.

Watkins Glen, 2011

We had a great time in Watkins Glen, NY. Saw lots of old cars, went up in the gorge a little bit. The kids were disappointed that the trail was closed off. We did get to see a couple of cool waterfalls.

It doesn’t hurt that this is where some of the Iroquois lived and we’ll be studying them this month.

Hector Falls


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First day of school

Field Trip #1

For public school it is, anyway. Not here though. This week we have two field trips instead. To we went to the local cider mill and picked out fresh apples, cider, and warm apple cider donuts. We also got to check out the apple press and the small water fall behind the mill. Thanks to all the rain this summer, the falls were really moving.

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