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How Our Local Library Works

This week we took a scheduled trip to our local library with some of our friends.    We've been using this library for years, but thought that knowing more about the library system could help us navigate it.  While the children's librarian, Mrs. Sara was speaking to the children, myself and the other moms received a refresher.Mrs. … [Read more...]

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Field Trip – Ringing Rocks Park

Our final field trip of the CC school year happened this past Friday.  We met up with many families from our campus at Ringing Rocks Park in Upper Black Eddy, PA.  It's really a unique park, in total over 120 acres in size, with 7-8 of the acres piled 10 feet high in boulders of various sizes. Some of these rocks, when struck by another … [Read more...]

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Field Trip – UPenn Museum of Archeology & Anthroplogy

Our family, along with many other CC families from our campus, traveled into Philadelphia (ahead of the snow storm headed our way!) to visit the UPenn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology.  We started our visit with a class, the Pharaoh Fashion Show, led by Jen.  We learned so many neat things about pharaohs.  Jen was great at … [Read more...]

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Field Trip – Adventure Aquarium

Along with friends from our CC group, we recently visited the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ.  A few times a year the Adventure Aquarium offers "homeschool weeks" which allow for discounted rates to homeschool families, $10 per person versus the general admission prices of $18 per child and $24 per adult (over the age of 12). Because we … [Read more...]

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Field Trip – Philadelphia Museum of Art

This past Friday, our family visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art with several other families from our CC Community.  I think this was the first visit to the art museum for most, if not all, of our littles.  The parents were brave and the littles were amazing! The museum is just beautiful inside & is in such a cool … [Read more...]

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Field Trip – Crystal Cave

I and another mom coordinate four optional field trips a year for our CC community.  We try to find ones that will in some way match up with topics we're learning in our designated cycle and can appeal to a wide range of ages. Today we took our first trip of the year - to Crystal Cave in Kutztown, PA. There was a 15 minute video on … [Read more...]

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Railroad Field Trip

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania & The Strasburg RailroadRecently our family joined our CC group in a field trip to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania & The Strasburg Railroad.  We had such a fun time! Our family was in a group with Steve as our guide.  He was attentive & relaxed with our young students. … [Read more...]

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Week 20 – Geography

Geography - Delaware CanalBeing in the northeast, we are in such close proximity to so many great spots from early American history.  It has really been a treat to learn about moments in history & visit the exact locations!  As you know, we learned about canals this week in geography.  Here are some pics from our afternoon trip … [Read more...]

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Week 20 – Science

Science - The Franklin InstituteOur family took part today in a trip to The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia organized by our local CC community.  The littles & I had never been before.  My husband, being a native of the Philadelphia area, had fond childhood memories of trips to the science museum. There were so many great hands-on … [Read more...]

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Week 19 – Geography

Geography - Trail WalkWe capitalized on the beautiful weather outside our door today & headed to our local park for a trail walk.  While there, we had such a good time & used our imaginations to talk about what trail travel may have been like many years ago.  The boys were able to draw on the knowledge they've gained in our … [Read more...]