We left Tristan at home with Jason but took the others and they were really good. So if you have a chance to go do this, I highly recommend it.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Cool field trip...we got to see famous GR TV people!
This week Tuesday morning we took our first homeschool field trip. A really nice lady, Bernice, decided to arrange one field trip a month for the year, for the homeschoolers in the GR area There was a Meijer field trip in Oct. to which we didn't go, but this time we did. It was to WOOD TV8, on College St. in downtown Grand Rapids. It was so cool! We got to see Rick Albin do one of the his morning updates and Matt Kirkwood do the weather. Then Matt led a 30 minute Weather Experience, teaching the kids about various weather and tidbits about Michigan weather. Did you know that Michigan is 2nd in the nation for lightning strikes? Florida is first....it is b/c of all the water. He was so great with the kids, and all the kids were on their best behavior. And actually, Bernice asked for feedback from them on how the kids' behavior was, and was told that they couldn't believe how well-behaved the kids were, so different from public school kids (no offense if your kids go to public school...my kids did until this year!) And it was all free! Plus they gave the kids goodie bags, with a pencil (those are a hot commodity in our house...the kids are always trying to find one to do their school work), a magnet with important weather info, and a T-shirt.