Reasons Why I Homeschool: Colonial Williamsburg

In September we went to Colonial Williamsburg for the Homeschool experience they have. There are special workshops and discounts for homschool families in September and then again sometime in the spring I think. If you know how we roll, it shouldn’t surprise you that we missed out on most of the scheduled homeschool activities, but we had a great time anyways. We will be going back next year and now that we have been once and figured out how it all works, we will be able to schedule things better.

If you ask the kids what their favorite part of the trip was, they will probably tell you it was the hot tub in the suite, lol. While we were walking from place to place, they acted like all they wanted to do was swim around in the pool and hot tub, but once we got to our destination, they quickly got involved. Since we came home, a couple of times a week, they ask me if it is time to go back. I think mostly because for most of 1 week we got to hang out as a family, with no worries, no work and nothing more to do than hang out with Grammy and Grandpa Nut. We wandered around Colonial Williamsburg during the day, the kids took turns spending the night with Grammy and Grandpa next door and just have fun. We all stayed up late and slept in every morning. OK, well we didn’t really sleep in, but we didn’t have to jump up and get important done.

We watched historical reenactments, learned about cotton and homespun fabric, and listened to stories of everyday life during Colonial Times. The kids watched demonstrations of home life in the 18th Century and learned about how many of the food we eat today came to America and saw craftsmen prepare wood for things like making tools, to building homes. They even got to make candles!

I love the fact that we can head up to Williamsburg in the middle of September for close to a week and integrate it with homeschool lessons. Hands on learning as a family is just one of the reasons why I homeschool my kids.

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4 Responses to Reasons Why I Homeschool: Colonial Williamsburg

  1. Hazel Nut on February 17, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I love my camera! It is a Nikon D3000. I came really close to getting the Cannon Rebel, but in the end the ease of use and the little bit larger screen with the Nikon won out.

  2. Hazel Nut on February 17, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Sure Amy, I would love to chat with you about it. I always knew I wanted to homeschool, but never thought the time was right. I wish I would have started sooner, but at the same time I am glad that I had time to do the research and figure out what works best for the kids.

  3. Amy @ mommetime on February 16, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Oh I meant to say that I love the pictures! What kind of camera do you use?

  4. Amy @ mommetime on February 16, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    After researching and thinking about what I thought was best at the time decided against home-school…now I’m really questioning the decision to put her in public school but I really felt she needed the social experience of Public School. I don’t feel that way any longer; I’m glad to have the knowledge that I gained and no longer think I need to second guess myself. I’ve done research and talked to one friend that homeschools her kids but thought I would get input from others and I remembered that you home-school ~ if you’re up for sending me information by email; I would greatly appreciate it. I’m also going to nose around your site. Hope you’re having a great evening. Take care.

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