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Jellybean tiger

Jellybean, the white tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue

One nice thing about this homeschooling is realizing how much of what we’d do anyway can “count” as schooling our kid.

Example: going to Carolina Tiger Rescue center yesterday and taking a tour. Today we’re going to the NC Museum of Art. And it’s a long weekend. Most kids aren’t even in school today.

just by doing what we’d ordinarily do we’re providing a “field-trip” rich environment for our kids.

At Little J’s school they went on two field trips the first half of the school year: they saw a pretend court session at the courthouse and walked downtown. This was part of their community helpers/community lesson. And they went to the zoo. We are members of the zoo and between my husband and I and my parents our kids go to the zoo 3-4 times a year.

I’m not saying the school could or should do better: it’s very difficult for them to bring so many kids outside of the school walls, especially since they don’t require any children to pay for field trips. But just by doing what we’d ordinarily do we’re providing a “field-trip” rich environment for our kids.

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