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Field Trip: MFA Boston

This post is not really about what we did at the MFA Boston. It’s more about how we ended up there. You see, in project-based learning, the child is leading the way. The adult is mentoring. My job is to … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Dinosaur State Park

Last weekend we took a day trip to visit Dinosaur State Park, which is not too far south of Hartford, CT–about a 90-minute drive for us. The main attraction is the dinosaur trackway. The Connecticut River Valley had great conditions … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Back to the deCordova

We took advantage of an absolutely beautifully mild February day during the kids’ break week and returned to the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. (Our first visit, in the summertime, is described here.) This time, we made sure to find … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Explore This Museum!

Yesterday we all visited the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum of Art for a family open house. Various activities were going on throughout the afternoon. When we arrived, a Tours for Tots group was just gathering. G noticed … Continue reading

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Summer Field Trips

It wasn’t my plan to let three weeks go by without posting; my kids and I have been enjoying the last month of summer, spending lots of time outdoors, often at the beach. Today is the last day of summer … Continue reading

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Field Trip: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

I’ve been wanting to visit the deCordova for a while now, and it’s on our summer list. (As a bonus, it’s free on summer weekdays, so if you’re anywhere in the area, now’s the time to visit!) This was my … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Open Artist Studio

I saw in our local paper that a mill that now is home to many artist studios would be having Open Studio afternoons throughout the summer, so I thought I’d take the kids to see some artists at work. Do … Continue reading

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Planning Ahead

Even though my kids have three weeks (too much!) of school left, our minds are on summer. Every summer (and family vacation, and holiday season) I check in with everyone in the family to see what we all want to … Continue reading

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Punching Tin

Materials: Scrap wood, flashing, hammer, nail or awl This is sort of a cheat, because I didn’t have to do anything for this except take my kids to opening weekend at a nearby historical homesite. The festivities included an encampment … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Boston Museum of Science

This was not a destination focused on art and creativity, like the other field trips I’ve posted about. And yet, when we took in the newly redesigned area around the Planetarium, I was struck by this close-up image of Jupiter’s … Continue reading

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