Thursday, August 26, 2010

Not Back to School

This is what homeschoolers do when public school starts up again...
They visit the empty zoo and make exhibits at a play table. FOR ALMOST AN HOUR. Their PATIENT mother sits by and marvels that everyone's getting along...

They paint their faces (Like an Apache*, Mom!) and use plastic carrots as weaponry...
They discover that crocs aren't the best for balancing on branches...They construct elaborate forts with sticks and tarps and rocks...

They enjoy a gorgeous day at the zoo without the crowds.

They drive home discussing what they learned about wolf scat** and how long it takes for a chicken to hatch from an egg.

All in all, a great day.


*Why an Apache? Why? I have no idea. Sorry if it's politically incorrect...

** That's 'poop' for the unaware. Just in case..

5 comments:

Tonya said...

looks like a lot of fun! We have 2 weeks left of summer break :)

Kirsten said...

We start back to school around the time regular public schoolers do, but we do enjoy getting to go to the fun places when they are less crowded. And last year we learned a lot of different kinds of scat.

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

I love being able to go to those places when they are quiet! We get passes to lots of local attractions so that we can go when we like and I don't have to spend hours at a time. Hope you have an amazing school year, good luck!

melismama said...

Ah...we can't wait to get back to using our Bronx Zoo membership! We have avoided it almost all Summer long...the best time to go here is within the 2nd and 3rd week of Sept..before the field trips start! Love your pictures! Melissa

Doll Clothes Gal Pal said...

Yes, I do agree that the best time to go to those places when there are a few weeks of summer left. Not crowded. :)

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