Wednesday, February 8, 2012

We had a wonderful trip to the museum!  If you missed the trip, then you missed a wonderful day filled full of laughs and learning.  I am including some additional photos on our photo page. Stop by it to check them out.

This week, we are heading to Cowpens Battlefield for lunch. We will meet at there at the park at 11:30 (2/9/2012) and then have lunch.  Later we will walk a few trails and allow the kids to have a little fun. If the weather turns out to be rainy. we will cancel the trip.

Hope to see you there. 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

FIELD TRIP TO Schiele Museum in Gastonia!

We have scheduled our first field trip! 
You are welcome to join us.  
We are heading to Scheille Museum! 
Cost is $5.00 per person.  

We will meet at the museum on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 10:00 am. 
Please let us know if you will be meeting us so that we will be able to go in as a group. 

Here is the link to the museum so that you can get the directions!  

Monday, January 23, 2012

One door closes, another opens!

When Legacy was established, we decided to offer courses to homeschoolers that would help meet their needs for core subjects.  We have offered a wide range of classes from Biology to Physiology, History and Language Arts.  We have met a lot of new families and it has been a great privilege personally for me.  But I also know that there is a time and a season for everything and our time as this type of Co-op has come to an end.

But where one door closes another opens and we will kicking off our newest Legacy Homeschool Co-Op on Thursday 1/26/2012 at 9:00 am.  Here us just a sneak preview of what is happening!

The Great Science Experience:
With the use of Handbook of Nature Study , (download your free copy) we will be exploring our great county and state!  We will make our own plant presses, plant a garden, go bird watching, and learn about insects. On field trips, we plan on making plaster casts of animal tracks, learn to go camping, protecting the environment and so much more.  Those who have an interest in photography can express themselves through photos and a scrap book.  Artist, grab your own paint and pencils and capture what you see on paper.  Authors, put your pen to the test! Describe what you see.

For those parents who want this to be a graded activity, you will need to come up with activities or writing assignments for our own kids. Suggestions will be available but we are not here to grade, we are here to teach and allow the students to engage in their environments,  WHILE HAVING FUN!

We are also looking at adding in a history component to this group as well but I guess you will have to either keep watching for announcements here or you will need to come to our meeting on Thursday!

Be blessed!

Getting excited about our first day!!!!!!!

I have listed several resources for each family if you want to create a nature journal for your children and a flower/leaf press on our other page.  Just check for the link on the right side of this blog.  It is scheduled to possible rain on Thursday, so we will work on making our journals, reviewing options and setting up our first field trip.  We have copy paper for those who need to make their journals!   We also have cardboard for those who plan on making the presses and I think I have newspaper that everyone can use as well.  Just need the wood cut to the right sizes.  Our flower presses will be 12 x 12 inches. 

Don't forget, this is parent lead. That means your voice and ideas are necessary for the success of this group.  If you have a suggestion of where we can go as a group and enjoy the morning or afternoon, let us know on Thursday! I know that I want to go tubing down the Green River again once it gets warmer.  I also love Table Rock for hikes and Rainbow Falls.  We can go to Kings Mt. Battle Field for a history based trip and to Cowpens for the same. 

We can schedule trips to the Zoo, Aquariums, and even trips to Wonder Works located in Myrtle Beach (My boys suggestion) .  We may have scheduled outings to restaurants to have a taste of foreign foods.  Guest Speakers that share about their home land and so much more.

Be Blessed!