Well, today was a holiday and Rog was off work, so things didn't go as planned, but I am counting today as a school day!
We got up really early - before the sun - and grabbed some breakfast as we were walking out the door. We loaded up in the Suburban - with the trailer and headed down to an area called Orion - it is a deer camp that Rog belonged to a few years ago. He has recently joined a different one and we had to go pick up his stand from the old one. When we got there, the kiddos and I went walking in the woods. We found many pine cones - several were still green, and a bunch of odd bugs!!
After Rog and his buddy got the stand loaded (the 8 ft. wide stand on the 6 ft. wide trailer - I am not looking forward to this 2 hour ride!!) we set out to the new camp. Orion is about an hour southeast from our house, Bell (the new deer camp) is about 2 hours southwest from our house.. It ended up being about another 1 1/2 hours from camp to camp. During this time, we sang along with our phonics and math CD's. I had also packed some crayons/markers/color pencils and their notebooks, so they also spent a lot of time drawing.
Once we were at Bell, and got the stand set up, we went on another walk. We found lots of cool flowers, several more bugs, a huge green spider, some animal tracks, and some poop. We decided that the tracks were deer, but we were unsure about the poop - it was too big to be deer. Rog said is was probably coyote. EEK!! And I thought we may be spending some time camping down there - not now!!
So, that wraps up our Labor Day School Day. We will spend a bit of extra time this week doing our language, phonics, math, and science that we missed today!