The Bean and I are looking for things to include in his Home School regimen this year that are different and interesting. Things we can learn about that he most likely wouldn't learn about in the local traditional school. There are so many interesting things to see and do in our area. For instance the Walton 5 & 10, Crystal Bridges, University of Arkansas, St.Catherines at Bell Gable, War Eagle Mill and a Civil War Battlefield
within a few minutes of our house. Not only have we been to each of these places and learned the obvious things about each place, we have had many conversations and hours spent on the internet looking up things that we saw there. For instance, different types of weapons used in the Civil War, what a grist mill is, who is Andy Warhol, how old is Old Main and lots of other things. We try to learn something where ever we go.
I was wondering if I could ask each of you to send a note or a postcard to our house - write something that you think we would like to learn about from your town or state. You don't have to tell us anything about it - that's what we will do - research it and learn about it.
I know that I could ask you to just leave a comment with the same info, but we also want to track the letters - closest, farthest, how long each one takes to travel here, etc. Heck, even the different stamps and postmarks are interesting to look up and research.
We still have our regular studies. This is just for the in between times and for the days when we just don't feel like doing the scheduled things. It happens, you know.
For every letter we get, we will donate a can of food to the Food Bank in appreciation. That helps with his Volunteering part of Home School. I'm kind of killing five or six birds with one stone on this project. :)
I appreciate and LOVE every one that sends a letter. And if you can't - we still LOVE you too!
Thanks in advance for helping us out!
100 North Hunter Street
Farmington, AR 72730