Monday, March 17, 2014

Mystic Aquarium Field Trip

I decided we needed to take a week off from all school work and just find our fun again.  Whenever we find ourselves just going through the motions or having a few really difficult homeschooling days in a row I start to question why I am even doing this. 

Usually I start looking back through my blog and I remember how homeschooling used to be fun and vow to make it fun once again.

Then I am left thinking about all the different ways I can make learning, homeschooling, and being together fun again.

Today we took off on a field trip.

Not one person complained, no one fought or bickered, and we all had fun.  We went to Mystic Aquarium since our membership is going to expire and we had a really great day.

We pet the rays, touched a shark, watched the jelly fish, read all about the senses of sharks and took in the sea lion show.

We walked through the Titanic exhibit, played with the beluga whales (no really if you walk up to them and touch the tank they'll open their mouths and startle you-- it's a total game for these gentle giants!), and checked out the penguins.

It was cold, it was a bit crowded and yet it was so much fun.

We started a new book on CD called The Lost Hero (it's the first book in a series called Heroes of Olympus by the same author as Percy Jackson) and we're learning about Greek gods, demi gods, centaurs, fawns and the like.  So far we're really enjoying it.

The boys also brought some of their color by number books and markers into the car and we had such quiet uneventful car rides too.

It was so nice to have a day where all the boys got along and no one drove me nutty.

 It was just what we all needed. 

They came right up out of the tank!

upside down jelly fish

Check out these lobsters!

Skate/ shark eggs

Every man is a born explorer quote that I loved

"Warning lights for icebergs"

"I'm on the Titanic"

Alec stopped to read and learn about EVERYTHING

Seriously, any sign, any interactive computer screen, any video; he watched, read or quizzed himself . 

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Tots and Me

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