Field Trip Friday: Florida Today / USA Today

We were lucky to be able to go on a field trip to the Florida Today / USA Today newspaper complex.  Alex was so excited for this field trip.  He has watched the Mighty Machines newspaper factory episode so many times and was ready to see the real thing.  Ava, on the other hand, opted Read More


Field Trip Friday: Melbourne Police Station

Alex was super excited about our field trip to the police station.  It is not so much the police that excited him it is the actual physical police station.  He is most interested in the design and layout.  I am sure this has to do with his favorite Lego set ..the police station!  I think he really wanted to Read More


Field Trip Friday: FIT Aviation

I was really excited about this field trip.  One of our friends in our homeschool group put this one together and it was amazing!  We visited the Florida Institute of Technology Aviation, this is where they train future pilots.  Alex was so excited to see an airplane up close and I was stoked that Shane would Read More


Field Trip Friday: Hutchinson Island (Part 1)

This homeschool field trip was our largest and longest field trip adventure yet! The field trip started out as a trip to the Oceanographic center and then it grew and then grew some more.  As many things in our homeschooling world this field trip didn’t go exactly as planned but sometimes that just makes it all Read More


Field Trip Friday: Ben And Jerry’s

This week we went on a field trip to Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream shop.  Honestly, I cannot think of a better field trip to go on in July in Florida! We met friends before the field trip at a park and did some exploring in the woods.  We got hot and sweaty then headed Read More


Field Trip Friday: Post Office

I am really late on this field trip Friday post.  Shane is home and we are all trying to cram as much ‘fun time with daddy’ as we can.  It seems that blogging gets put on the back burner while he is home! Our most recent Friday was a total chill day with our favorite homeschool Read More


Field Trip Friday: Fire Station

Alex and Ava were both so excited for this weeks field trip.  We were headed to a fire station and bringing their cousin along with us! Our firefighter tour guide was great.  He was more than willing to answer all of the kids questions. After we toured the inside (sorry no photos Audrey was on Read More


Field Trip Friday: McLarty Treasure Museum

We are finishing up learning about pirates….for now.   We visited the Fischer Treasure Museum last week.  This week we visited the McLarty Treasure Museum in Melbourne Beach.  We are very lucky to live on the ‘treasure coast’ of Florida! The McLarty treasure museum is smaller than the Fischer Museum BUT all of the finds that are on display Read More


Field Trip Friday: Mel Fisher’s Treasures

Yesterday was a rainy day.  We headed out to the library to meet some friends and hopefully check out the pirate ship that  recently docked nearby.  While at the library we grabbed a few books on pirates, to go along with our hopeful pirate encounter. The kids stared out the library window at the pirate ship docked in the rain.  The rain didn’t Read More


Field Trip Friday: Chocolate Factory!

A week after Easter we went on a  field trip to a chocolate factory…you never can have too much chocolate! To prepare the kids for this field trip I ordered Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the original one, from Netflix.  They watched it yesterday.  This was one of my favorites when I was a kid….it is Read More


Field Trip Friday: Indian River

This week I have been trying to keep the kids minds off of their daddy leaving town for week.    So, in the spirit of fun, we headed to the Indian River to play with our friends on a beautiful day!          The kids were finding tons of hermit crabs, sea snails/slugs, and shrimps.    Read More

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Field Trip Friday: Day Of Play!

All week I have been learning about deschooling myself in order to effectively unschool my kids.  The first step in deschooling is to take a break.  That is what we have done this week.  It has been an awesome week of unschooling! At about 4:00 this morning in a state of panic.  I realized we can be almost Read More


Field Trip Friday: Brevard Zoo

We have been learning about evolution this week therefore we have been discussing many animals and how they evolved.  For this weeks field trip…off to the Brevard Zoo with our friends! We started at the cheetahs.  One was playing with his toy ball…Audrey thought this was hilarious! Next we went to the giraffes.  They were awake Read More


Field Trip Friday: Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science

Yay it’s Friday!  Last week I declared all Friday’s field trip day.  There is a local museum that I have been wanting to take the kids to…field trip!! Today we headed to the Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science. We arrived at the museum and hit the imagination room while a large group of Read More


Field Trip Friday….Legoland!

I am feeling so content and confident in our decision to homeschool.  I honestly could not imagine not homeschooling.  We are finding our groove in regards to routine.  It also seems that our groove changes frequently.  Routine in our house is not a set written schedule, I tried that and it didn’t work for us.  Our Read More