It’s amazing the way homeschooling changes how you think!
I didn’t used to look at the simple and mundane things of life and see incredible learning opportunities, nor did I become giddy with excitement over discounted classroom visuals, local battle reenactments, and free museum admissions. (Not to mention curriculum giveaways and homeschool conventions!!)
But over time the homeschooling mom develops a keen sense of the teachable moment–a sort of prowess for anything and everything that might ignite a love for learning in her children, for something that brings to life the things she’s taught them in a way that will cement it in their minds forever.
I had one of those thrilling, (and admittedly nerdy,) moments of giddiness last week when I heard a snippet of a news story on the radio.
What?! Replicas of the Nina and the Pinta?! Right there in downtown Louisville?! It was simply too good to be true, and perfectly timed considering Christopher Columbus was the first unit in our study of U.S. History.
So, though I hadn’t exactly planned on a field trip quite so soon, we ventured off for a day in the big city!