There’s probably not a homeschooler alive who doesn’t often frequent some sort of park. After a day or so of busy school, we start to feel a little ‘cabin fever’. This was especially true for me in Arkansas where we were in a tiny two-bedroom apartment. The great thing was, we had a small park behind our apartments and a church within walking distance that shared their playground and park area with the public as well. The North Little Rock/Little Rock areas are full of great parks. In fact, the natural beauty of Arkansas makes the entire state such a great place for park locations. We really enjoyed our stay and got to visit so many great parks while we were there.
These particular photos were taken at Burns Park (also a place where you can camp, ride horses, fish, hike, ride rides, etc.). My kids had a favorite spot they enjoyed biking at. These photos are from the year my kids were in 2nd and 3rd grade in 2005-6. We had a nice picnic that day with Daddy and enjoyed the park to ourselves in off-hours during the week. At the time, my husband was working weekends and getting weekdays off. It made for a lot of fun field trips with Daddy, but it was a difficult schedule for him and for homeschooling in general. We’re glad to be back on a regular weekday schedule.
Next up will be Six Flags Homeschool Day. In a few weeks we’ll be through with our 2005-6 field trips and I’ll begin posting the links for our entire year of 2006-7! In the mean time, enjoy browsing through all of our past field trips, book lists, curriculum choices, software picks, favorite KONOS units and memories at my Homeschool Series link below (organized by school-year). Get out and enjoy the nearest park, too! You’ll be glad you did. Health experts say that vitamin D decreases your risk of cancer and we all know that exercise is good for you.
Other Quick Links:
Sprittibee’s Homeschool Series (Links for field trip lists, book lists, other years…)
Spring Break in Arkansas – part 1 (told you it was gorgeous there)
More Beautiful Photos from Spring Break ’07
Arkansas Nature Hike Photos
The Rest of the Nature Hike Photos