Thursday, March 5, 2009

Big Yellow Bus

This is a very exciting week for us here at the Stone Age Techie: we're getting ready for a field trip!

It's a virtual field trip, and if you look up in the top right-hand corner of my blog, you will see how you can go, too.

Totally awesome interest-led homeschooling mom Jena at Yarns of the Heart came up with this superb idea, in which we send along posts of our favorite (not necessarily recent) field trips to her by tomorrow - March 6th - and then on the following Monday, the 9th, we depart through her blog to points exciting and unknown.

Because Owen has never been on a 'real' school bus, and most likely never will, he is very much jonesin' for this experience. So, in honor of the Virtual Field Trip, we're constructing a school bus!

From winter 08 09

From winter 08 09

From winter 08 09

From winter 08 09

On Monday, the three of us will sit in the bus and with the power of modern technology (our laptop), we'll visit all the great places that our fellow homeschoolers have been via Yarns of the Heart. If you have been somewhere interesting, and blogged about it, please share by sending the link along to Jena.

We can't wait to check out the virtual field trip!


Jena said...

Love the pictures!! Tell the boys they've done a great job! This is going to be a fun field trip. Just imagining your little guys in their bus makes me want to make this fun for them. I have at least one surprise up my sleeve. :)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderfully creative idea! Great combo of hands on and techiness. Let us know how they enjoy it...

Dana @ Our Sunny Side said...

At first I thought you were making just a small bus...but you actually went the whole way! What fun! I am marking my calendar for the field trip.

The Stone Age Techie said...

Before I had kids, I taught preschool in a public school setting and was known as 'the queen of papier mache'... although the bus was not a messy project, it was fun in the same kind of way, complex and big and time-consuming. The kind of thing that lets us have conversations while our hands are busy, with many hours of dramatic play as the great end result! I am so glad that Jena came up with the virtual field trip because it gave us just the nudge we needed :-)

Deb said...

I really want to come spend a day in your house. The creativity that flows through it amazes me!