Sunday, April 19, 2009

Visiting Florida

Just another reason to love homeschooling. We are visiting family and have the opportunity to see, touch, taste, smell and hear what life is like in Florida.

We got to touch alligators.

My aunt has citrus trees growing in her yard. (This is a lime tree)

She also has tiny lizards running around her yard. Can you see the one in this picture?

We saw the sun set on the Gulf of Mexico last night. Unfortunately, the batteries in my camera were dead last night and this was the best picture I could get tonight.

We are here for a few more days. The kids can't wait to see what we will experience tomorrow. This is homeschooling at its finest. Once again, they are learning so much - where Florida is on the map, what the state capital is, and how the flora and fauna are different from what we have at home in Pennsylvania. I could have handed them a book on Florida and asked them to learn the contents, instead this is a learning experience they will remember for many years to come. I realize not everyone has the resources to have experiences like this for their kids. However, I encourage anyone who is presented with an experience opportunity to embrace it and enjoy witnessing the learning that happens.

1 comment:

Charlene said...

We just LOVE going to Florida! Our favorite is Sandestin. Your pictures brought back great memories. I have a sunset picture all most just like yours! We found this great campground and we use to bring our camper and camp on the beach! Haven't done that much with the cost of filling dh's truck to pull it--7 mpg is not fun!