Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Field Trip: Indianapolis Museum of Art
I am also impressed that Little BBQ managed to get a few photos that were not too blurry. All of the photos contained in this blog post were taken by Little BBQ. We started off the day walking through the gardens where some outdoor art was displayed. Then we ate our picnic lunch and viewed all of the indoor art. Everything in the Indianapolis Museum of Art is free of charge except for special exhibits. When we went there were no special exhibits, so it cost nothing except for gas on the long trip there and back.
Little BBQ liked the African pots the best. He kept telling me they were dirt. After we got home armed with Little BBQ’s pictures we flipped through them and discussed what he saw at the museum. We looked at map of where the different artifacts were from that Little BBQ photographed. We also looked at his garden pictures. I asked him what he liked about each of his pictures. He seems to gravitate towards things with lots of color so he took several flower pictures. Of course there were the mandatory self portraits of his feet, shirt, and face that come with every batch of pictures taken by a three year old, but overall I was impressed with his ability to take pictures.
For other homeschooling parents of young children I urge, no beg you, to join a homeschooling group. It probably has been the best decision that we have made so far in our homeschooling journey. Joining a group allows your child to interact with people of all ages. One of the mothers in my homeschooling group commented that she loves that her high school son can comfortably interact with 3 year olds to 40 year olds because he is constantly interacting with people of all ages. For Little BBQ on this trip the older kids taught him to respectfully enjoy art and use a camera. I hope one day that Little BBQ can return the favor to a younger homeschooling student one day. Posted below are more pictures that Little BBQ took on his trip.
Books we read this week: