Unschool was the way human children, like their mammal cousins, learned for millenia. It was not called "unschooling" because the institution of forced education had never been forced upon children until very recently in human history. What is now seen as a new philosophy is not new at all; it is a deliberate attempt to return to nature;s intent, to return children to their natural, organic state of innate passion. ~Laurie A. Couture

Friday, August 31, 2012

End of week wrap up 8/27-31

This week has been a fun week, we had a library trip, zoo trip, and goodwill trip. Mommy also had an ER trip, but that's a different post altogether. LOL

Here's a few of the library books, the rest are in the truck

And a couple others we have been reading, over and over again...

New pre-K & K math and reading workbooks and other misc supplies from Grandma Sara

And a whole stack of free coloring pages leftover from church

We took our trip to the zoo Tuesday with Grandma Sara and had LOTS of fun!!
We hung out with the pandas for a bit (they were sleeping) and talked a lot about China

Then Cory and Mara both decided to be Marco Polo (pictured is Mara)

I really love how our zoo is set up, it is done by region, so all the animals native to China are in the same exhibit and all the farm animals are down in the petting zoo and so on. We really enjoyed the sea lion show, the kids were really amazed by their talents

Northwest Passage is a really cool exhibit and has lots of interactive areas. The kids enjoy this sitting area and the inside area that shows the polar bears and sea lions both above and below the water.

The weather was pretty decent so we took our time meandering through the exhibits and really talking to the kids about the animals and their habitats, what they eat, etc. Our next stop was Teton Trek, we all love this one because there is a beautiful lodge where you can go in and take a break in the a/c. They also have interactive computers that talk about a lot of environmental issues and the region.

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