Friday, September 17, 2010

Good Stuff

We were walking through the Field Museum yesterday and every other exhibit heralded a remark from one of the boys on something they'd just read in Story of the World. "I just read about that!"

Justin had to stop walking near the jade exhibiti to explain to me the differences between the dynasties of China and how long each one was, etc... It took him over 10 minutes! I nearly cried.

When Evan finally got to see the Lions of Tsavo and explained to me why they were maneless, I smiled with pride.

We spent over 5 hours at the Field Museum and never even got to do my favorite sections on the Americas and Native Americans. THAT'S how long it takes for my kids to read every plaque, investigate every diorama, discuss every cool exhibit, and watch every interactive movie. I told the kids we'd have to go back again soon so that we could go through those sections. Justin remarked,

"Really? But I practically have the entire museum memorized!"

HA. If that truly were the case, I'd be sending him to college today. But it is somewhat true that he knows much of the museum's information. And THAT? That is why I love homeschooling. Having the chance to become familiar with the educational information at top-notch museum sounds like a pretty damn good way to learn, don't you think?


  1. So Cool!!

    It's great to be able to do 'real' learning with yuor kids... whenever we went on a museum field trip as a class, there was always aworksheet to be filled in... telling someone orally about what you are seeing / learning is so much better!

  2. It does sound good, yes. I wish we lived closer to good museums! Your kids are lucky to live close to such great resources.

  3. Hi Tracey, you stopped by my blog earlier and I thought I'd stop over here! :) Have a great weekend!