Want to keep them busy and interested? Sign them up for a squid dissection class! That’s just what we did today. We spent the day at OMSI (the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). My sister, Gail (Alissa’s mom) is the field trip guru. She put together a day for all of our kids, plus some friends. Some of the kids are homeschooled and some go to various schools, but they all had the day off because of Christmas break.
We had no idea that our little friend would enjoy dissecting, but she had a blast and held her own!
The boys had a great time, too (I promise–he just looks a little sober in this picture)
After the kids finished their class, we had some time to wander around OMSI and eat our lunches. I was so glad to have a knowledgable person in charge of the dissection, and that that is checked off the Biology list! Then, we watched 2 movies, D-Day and Jerusalem, on the OMNI Max Screen. After that, we wandered around the museum for a while, enjoying exhibits, then headed home. It was a great day, and the movies fitted in so well with what we’ve been studying in history. We are just finishing World War II, and the movie brought it to life.
Happy kids = happy moms! I was so glad to see some of my friends that I hadn’t seen for a while, spend time with family, and give the kids such a great learning experience. It was a great day.
2 thoughts on “Busy Kids=Happy Kids, Christmas Break 2016, Part 2”
Becky, I showed the picture of the squid to my daughter. She screwed up her face and said,”Ew, what is that!”. Had to laugh. I’m so glad we can’t smell it through the internet!
It was so nice because they were fresh, food-grade squid, not chemically preserved. It made it SO much nicer.