My ds is into collecting. He collects coins, stamps, rocks, hotwheels, antiques, star wars figures, etc. I thought for a field trip we might try a local gravel pit to pick agates. There are supposed to be a lot of agates around here. We could incorporate some geology into this. We've gone picking on Lake Superior, but didn't get a lot.
I just read an article about stamp collecting. A homeschooling mom joined the youth stamp collecting club and each month they get new stamps and use this for their geography lesson. They read up on the country and find it on the map. You could write reports and look into foreign languages. Some stamps could be used for history lessons. Different men and women, or lessons on culture, movie and cartoon stamps. I see alot of possibilities here. And ds loves this stuff. His dad is into collecting too, unfortunately he collects antique construction equipment and tractors. This also can be used, however. Ds gets to rebuild, tear apart, learn the going value for a Farmall H.
I'm feeling a bit punky, so my dh is taking care of chores and I gave the kids the day off from school. I still need to get the laundry and dishes done. Don't you feel guilty being given the day off, unless you're on your deathbed? It's hard to accept some gifts.
Have a blessed day.
From Glory Farm