“What shall we do today ? “ was a frequent question in our home when the children were young. Taking advantage of all the cultural activities the area has to offer gives you “something to do”. I was brain storming field trip ideas the other day and made a list and thought I would share it with you. Put them on your bucket list..I know people, myself included that have not been to all of them yet and I have lived here almost 30 years !
In no particular order
1. Frazier History Museum
2.Perryville Battlefield Re-enactment- it is in the fall
5.Falls of the Ohio
6.Frankfort Capital – spring blooms are lovely on the Capital grounds
7. Squire Boone Caverns in Indiana
8. Toyota Plant
9. Louisville Slugger Museum
10. Muhammad Ali Center
11. Mammoth Cave
12. Natural Bridge
13. Newport Aquarium
14. the Ark Adventure
15. The moon bow at Cumberland Falls
16. Big Southfork Railway
17. Drive around town looking for Galapallooza horses
18. Churchill Downs
19. The Belle of Louisville
20. Ky Arts and Crafts Museum
21. Little Loom House
22. Locust Grove
23. Kentucky Horse Park
24. Rebecca Ruth Candy Tour
This is not a complete list by any means, just places and things to do that tourists love and that we as “locals” often miss about our state and city. Go outside and check them out. River City Field Trips group does an excellent job of planning and coordinating trips, look them up on facebook.
I have “Kids Love….” books in stock
The Kentucky Adventure which is a coffee table book full of beautiful photos of scenic Ky- I have these in stock, New Song uses them when they do the state history course. There are Bios about Daniel Boone and others from KY…Do you know if there are any Presidents from here? Who is Henry Clay?
Ky is known for Bourbon ( worldwide acclaim), horses, the Bats, Churchill Downs (worldwide fame) and goldenrods (Bless you )
Have a good time exploring our very scenic, rich in history state!
Karen at the Kurriculum Korner
Cindy West over at “ Our Journey Westward” is having a site wide sale over Thanksgiving weekend. If you have never tried adding Unit Studies to your day, this is the perfect time to try one.
Unit studies are great ways to infuse topics your children are totally fascinated with into your homeschool day.
Unit studies can be literature based, research based, nature based, journaling based or just ways to include whatever your student is interested in primarily in the field of science. We used Unit Studies especially in the winter, when things are cold, getting a little routine and we all need a boost. I usually let my children pick the topics and find a study that helps them learn about that topic. Check out the website and see what is there! Our Journey Westward
There are studies specifically designed for winter such as “Constant Conifers”, “Coping with Cold” and a few others. Check them out, your kids will love them !
aff links are included
Let’s Make a Science Kit to keep in the closet or on the shelf for all those basic supplies that get used over and over again. How many times have you gone on a scavenger hunt for silly things like a marble or a piece of coated wire only to give up and not do the experiment?
Some science supplies are standard things that you can keep in a box so they are handy and ready to go. The kit won’t have the seeds or an ice cube in it but if you restock it, it may save some of the frustration of trying to amass a collection at the time the kids are eagerly awaiting a flashy explosion of a vinegar volcano.
Here are some things that should be in your non consumable kit:
a magnifying glass
paper clips of varying sizes
a steel nail
tacks and straight pins
Feel free to add any other things you may have
Don’t Forget- In Honor of Constitution Day (the 17th)- all HISTORY is 20% off this week…
Here are some new things:
Saxon Algebra 2;
Smarr Literature for High School with all the readers;
Apologia Biology 2nd ed/Gen Science2nd ed/Physical Science 2nd ed;
Spelling Power and Activity Task cards;
Fun with Nature- take along guides for nature studies;
Rod and Staff Math and English;
Learning at Home Ann Ward;
A whole shelf of Critical Thinking, a whole shelf of Anatomy, a whole shelf of Shurley English;
Teaching Textbooks Algebra and Pre Calculus;
A History of Art;
Oak Meadow syllabus for grade 2;
about 25 Joy Berry Character Development books- teasing, sharing, etc;
a big pile of Highlight’s “Which Way USA?” a series of books each one about a particular state- travel info, puzzles, what they are famous for, most have a state map with them- 50 cents each or deals for quantities;
Sister Wendy Painting;
Drawing with Children;
Of Places- ABeka;
My Fathers World Countries and Cultures- 1st and 2nd ed and a lot of the books that go with it.
There are bout 150 books on the 50 cent rack—
Pre made slides and a microscope for high school biology;
and tons more– we have expanded into another room—if you have not been out a history sale is a great reason to visit- the shelves are full!
See you soon- map on the website for directions,
Karen at the Kurriculum Korner
Wed and Thurs 1-5pm
6400 Clore Lane, Crestwood, KY 40014
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Still have been very busy for late summer, early fall! I have been mailing things all over the country. It is fun to see where things are going and what is popular in different parts of the country.
Here are a few of the new items in the shop: Modern Curriculum Press phonics cards; Brainbox; Language Smarts C; The Un Halloween Book; Month by Month Phonics for 3rd grade; Math U see Primer and others; a whole shelf of Usborne Science books; Sister Wendy- art history; Oak Meadow 2nd gr Syllabus; Which Way USA- fun state booklets from highlights, most with state maps that highlight tourist, historical sites; Sonlight readers for several levels– 3-4 boxes of them!; judy clocks; teacher plan books; Several Jean Fritz history books (one of my must have’s); You can Change the World; Window on the World; Considering God’s Creation with a student book; God’s Way of Handling Money for kids; the Brown Prentice Hall book for Mrs Goodlett’s Class at CEC; Ecce Romani for Mrs Essa’s class at CEC; Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes World Masterpieces for Mrs Erickson’s class at CEC; Drawing with Children; Of People and Of Places and much much more!!
There is a grey shelf that gets moved out front that has about 150 books on it that are 50 cents each!
Come see what you can save money on- do not purchase teacher eds until you check here first.
See you soon, open on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s 1-5pm.
Open this week- ! hope I am busy~ come see me for all your gently used curriculum, reading books for summer, practice math skills books, biographies of famous people- sower series, history, scientists, art ~ how to draw, what to draw and creative writing for when it is “too hot” outside and the kiddos want to stay in.
see you soon 1-5pm Wednesday’s and Thursday’s.
New things arriving weekly- only a small portion is listed online. If you don’t see it, please ask. Please remember, I am closed on Wednesday the 4th of July.
Here are a few of the new things…
Teaching Textbooks Algebra 2- not the newest edition, Teaching textbooks Algebra 1- not the newest edition;
MUS Primer, Gamma and Epsilon full sets, others just Teacher sets, also Fraction overlays and Decimal inserts;
Macauley City, Pyramid;
Johnny Can Spell;
Rod and Staff- English, Math, Spelling;
Grammar Songs (cassette);
Simply Grammar, Serl’s;
Classical Conversations Foundations Guide;
IEW Writing Intensive – group A, Group A Continuation Course, Teaching Writing Structure and Style;
Story of the World on Cd vol 2 and 3;
Kingfisher History Encyclopedia;
CEC Books for English Lit, Latin, World Masterpieces;
Progeny Press Guides;
First Favorites Memoria PRess;
Five in a Row- vol 1,2,3 and Character study all in one Book!!!
Atelier Art 4,5;
Artistic Pursuits high school book 1;
More literature than I have room for.. science experiments for summer fun, math workbooks and quiz books for keeping up skills,