Thursday, November 5, 2009
Homeschool Field Trip
I have planned many field trips in my 14 years as a homeschooler. Some were successes and some were not. Todays field trip was a huge success. I had 70 people (count them seventy) sign up. It was unbelievable! I was thrilled with the response!
I planned a family fun morning at our local paint your own pottery place. The idea was for families to come together and work on Christmas ornaments or gifts for the holiday season. From the enthusiastic response, I would say that everyone was ready for some fun. We reserved the pottery place and filled up the tables and chairs. When we arrived, they had the tables completely set up...paint, brushes, water, paper towels, etc. Just ready and waiting for our families. Our hardest decision was which projects to work on. Children picked ornaments, mugs, plates, piggy banks, figurines, angels, etc. Some will be gifts for fathers or grandparents, some will be added to the families ornament collection, and some will be special treasures to sit on a dresser!
The children and adults had lots of fun. Our youngest painter was 2 and our oldest was...well, lets just not go there! We got to enjoy each other and the morning. There were lots of homeschool discussions between Moms while the children were occupied. I really don't know if any other Mom's painted but I did.
It was a fun morning with 65 of our homeschool friends!