Every now and again, I have one of those homeschooling days when I remember why we're all doing this. Last week, I wanted to send my kids to school, wholly convinced that I was ill-qualified to teach them anything. This week, I can't imagine not being with them. Funny how that works.
It was field trip day today. We went on a free (thank you, taxes) tour of PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was a thorough tour, and we got to see the press box, batting cages/pitchers tunnel, dugout, and even walk out onto the field. The tour guide was excellent, and obviously loved the Pirates. He also knew a lot of history of the team, which the kids found especially interesting.
The rest of school looked rather untraditional, I suppose, but it works for us. The kids watched an episode of MythBusters. We read about echinoderms. We talked about the purpose of the nose, and how to stop germs from spreading (cover your sneeze, please). Scrappy read to us about taking care of our teeth, while Goofy begged for his turn to read to us. The five of us snuggled under a blanket and read a book about maps, another about nouns, and a third about the military alphabet.
Right now they are all upstairs measuring their rooms so they can map them out. FOR FUN.
See? This is what I call a good day. I'm so glad I didn't throw in the towel.