Sunday, March 1, 2015

February Field Trips

We've been hibernating at home a lot this winter, and doing a lot of history and science via The Great Courses, but we did manage to get out for a few field trips in February. We saw a Broadway Playhouse show, and Cambuyon at the New Vic. Spring semester of Earth Science Regents Lab started up, and Mikro learned about the solar system and how to calculate the eccentricity of an ellipse (or orbit).

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A Boy and His Dragons

The beardies are Amicus and Esme. The Chinese Water Dragon is Olympia.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Nature Nearby: February Edition

I haven't managed to get a good photo of the Bald Eagles fishing from ice floes in the Hudson this year, but they are out there! Here are some shots of the majestic frozen Hudson:

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Even on days when it's miserabe to be outside, we try to make sure our backyard birds have something to eat. This little junco is waiting for us to fill the feeders.

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Stay warm!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Rendering Unto Caesar

We're taking a break from college level history and high school science to do something tedious but necessary. I'm teaching my kid how to take a standardized test, as it is the year of required state sponsored stupidity here. If I had my way, we would never ever waste time on this, but I will grudgingly render unto Caesar... I'm just glad homeschoolers are still free to mostly avoid this nonsense. I know what my kid knows, and what he needs to work on. I don't need a test to tell me that. But if it will keep TPTB out of our hair and leave us free to work at Mikro's level the rest of the time, I guess I can spare a week or two for this frivolous and inane dreck... Bah, Humbug!

Friday, January 30, 2015

January Field Trips:

A couple of shows: Broadway Playhouse and Lionboy at the New Victory, two trips to MoMath (the National Museum of Mathematics), once for a Family Friday program called Creature Cuts, featuring tesselations, and once to explore the museum; the LEGO store and Madison Square Park; AMNH (the spiral of deep time and the Big Bang Theater), and the Transit Museum Holiday Train Show at GCT.

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