Sunday, August 31
Our Little Zoo...
Two years ago, we took a trip to our little local zoo every week during the spring. It was a pretty wonderful time. I had hoped that we'd be able to spend some time there this past spring, but it just never happened. In our experience, the zoo is not somewhere we want to be when school's out (It's just too hot and too crowded!).
We worked very hard this past week on our lessons and by the time Saturday rolled around, this mama just needed to get out! We arrived at the zoo just as it opened and enjoyed walking around during the coolest part of the day. Whenever we go early, we can watch the zoo keepers cleaning out the cages and feeding the animals. They are also always ready to tell us little tidbits about the animals, too! We learned that the jaguars like to eat apples dipped in blood (ugh) and that the new little bear that had been living at the zoo is getting trained to allow sonograms in case she gets pregnant!
My goal this school year is to make it a priority to wander through our zoo at least once a month. We learn so much while we're there (both from our conversations with people and from our observations of the animals). There are a lot of different things that we're trying to incorporate this year in our little homeschool and I will try to write a post or two about those things soon!