This week at SecularHomeschool.com we're celebrating our freedom - - the freedom to explore the world around us without the restrictions of classroom time tables, permission slips, or bus parking. As homeschoolers, we can follow our curiosities on a whim, and turn almost any excursion into a field trip.
When we're new to homeschooling, we tend to think of field trips in the more traditional sense - - a trip to the science museum, the zoo, or a historical exhibit. But as we get comfortable with the "learning happens everywhere" mantra, field trips take on a wider scope
. A visit to the dentist, for instance, can turn into a learning adventure if you touch base with the office ahead of time and ask for a behind-the-scenes tour of the operations. If you aren't