Discount Days at the Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum, September 2nd-5th, is offering $5 admission which includes the Rory Meyers Children’s Garden.  They will be selling $2 hot dogs and root beer floats.  You can save parking by purchasing online.  If the weather stays this cool this would be a great field trip!

For more info, here’s the link – http://www.dallasarboretum.org/visit/seasonal-festivals-events/seasonal-events

 

Happy Cool Front!

~Christina

 

Free Texas Parks & Wildlife Lesson Plans

I happen to really love Texas Parks, well all state parks in general.  We’re one of those families that when we are on the road we try to visit as many as we can.  Aside from the great Junior Ranger programs the parks offer, Texas Parks offers a wide variety of free lesson plans, printables, etc. for all grade levels.  I will say it does take a bit of browsing since there are so many, but what another great way to get out of the house!  When you look at this link, also notice the “Keep Texas Wild Lesson Plans” link on the website for even more lessons.

Here’s the link!

http://tpwd.texas.gov/education/resources/resources/lesson-plans

 

Happy Homeschooling!

~ Christina

More hands-on classes!

I love learning outdoors.  Mostly because it doesn’t feel like school and I typically get the least amount of resistance.  If you have never had the chance to visit Bob Jones Nature Center it is definitely worth the trip.  I love this hidden gem in Southlake and it’s a great way to learn about the environment and geography in our area.  Aside from the great trails and regular activities, the offer homeschool classes for students 6-16.  Their classes work in 16 week increments for a few hours once a week.  They start August 24th so go take a look!

 

http://www.bjnc.org/education-home-school-workshops.php

 

~ Christina

 

 

Fort Worth Zoo Homeschool Classes

Good morning everyone!  It’s August and it’s way too hot for me.  Have you started back to school?  We begin in a few weeks and I am just about finished with our schedule for this coming year.  Have I mentioned 7th grade math is not my strong point?!  Speaking of classes, if you’ve never checked out the Fort Worth Zoo, they offer homeschool classes for ages 5-18.  The younger students can take an animal/science based class once a month which includes admission to the zoo after, the older students can continue to take classes or apply to be a Volunteen (an aide in the preschool class for the year and this is something we do), and high school students can enroll and earn the required 60 hours of science time needed for their transcripts here as well.  We have been very pleased with the programs and I just thought I’d share!

https://www.fortworthzoo.org/homeschool