Thursday, October 30, 2008

Homeschool Memoirs #11: Field Trips

Homeschool Memoirs!

The theme for this week's Homeschool Memoirs is field trips. Here are the instructions:
This week I’d like to invite you to share your favourite field-trip that you’ve been able to go on since you’ve started homeschool. I’d encourage you to include photos, but you don’t have to.
We've taken quite a few field trips during our homeschooling years, and as I've thought over them, I've realized I'm having a hard time remembering them all! Must be a sign of old age. We traveled for 2 1/2 years for our ministry, from the east coast to the west coast south of Interstate 40. We also went to Montana (don't ask how that happened, but it was one of the best trips we took!). So we got to see a lot of national landmarks and museums and zoos and military bases during those years. It was built-in field trips almost every week! LOL Here in Canada, we've been to historic villages, farms, and forts, and just last week we got to attend the World Cup Speed Skating heats, held here in Vancouver - the preliminaries to the 2010 Winter Olympics, just a little over a year away!

My favorite of all, though, was the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Every year they have symphonies for children and teens. The conductor, Bramwell Tovey, is very good with children and explains some of the instrument sections and always introduces each performance with a little about the composer and the story behind the song. He teaches the kids how to tell when the piece is finished and how to behave at the symphony. Being a pianist, I got just as much out of this field trip as the kids did - loved every minute of it!

1 comment:

  1. That's cool, some of our favorite field trips are the ones to Bass Hall. It was after watching a Violin Concerto that Vincent decided to start playing.


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