Field Trip Adventures
Last year, I graduated my first little homeschooler and we were going back in time remembering those things we did together that really made an impression. I am amazed at how big a role field trips play in those memories.
We went back to when my son was just 10 years old and we had attended a Civil War re-enactment. It was amazing how vivid that memory is almost 10 years later. The loud noises, the smells, the costumes, the music and even the goodies they sold at the concession stand.
Before that we had attended a play at The Mahaffey Theatre on, “The Diary Of Anne Frank” and then went to the holocaust museum. I remember the way of remembrance making me cry. Looking into the faces of all those innocent young children who had been separated from their parents and sent to work camps simply because one mad man was full of hate and prejudice.
Field trips are the portal back in time.
Discovering My Child’s Learning Style
The secret to my homeschool’s success was in discovering my child’s learning style. Why was this a secret to our success? Because learning my child’s learning style gave me the secret code to gain entrance into his heart and his brain.
Early in our homeschool journey I would choose curriculum that was working well in my friends home, only to bring it home and have it FLOP in mine. One of those programs was extremely pricey. It was literature based and filled with incredible books. I know it appealed to “my” love of reading and so I was deeply disappointed when it didn’t work.
I was later to learn that three of my four children learn best when material is presented visually. Their least effective way of taking in information is auditorily. All that reading a loud was going on but nothing was clicking. When I switched to an online learning program that had strong visual graphics our entire life changed for the better. Information was now able to go in, stick and stay in place.
Discovering your child’s learning style can bring freedom and FUN to your homeschool!