Homeschooling has added to our small-town learning experience fourfold. Every week we are able to take advantage of things in this community that most people do not have the time for. It has been very fulfilling. In the past couple of years, my husband and his dad, along with my dad have spent some time teaching the kids about shooting a rifle. Peter John received a pellet gun and a bow and arrow for his birthday in 2011, and now this year, he saved his paper route earnings to buy his own .22 rifle. Gretchen and Peter John go to a club here in town called the Fergus Falls Jr. Rifle Club. They meet at the indoor shooting range every Tuesday at 6:30pm during the school year. They only charge $10 per child for the year plus ammunition costs. What a deal! And they are learning some great skills.
Last week our homeschool co-op the School of Choice took a field trip up to Moorhead to see MSUM's children's play. The theater department at the University puts on a children's play every year, and it is usually very fun and delightful. This year we saw a play called, "Rupunzel and the Dragon." Great job, MSUM! We had a good time looking for ice skates at second-hand shops in Fargo after the play.
|Lizzy trying out PJ's pellet gun at an outdoor range.|
|PJ shooting prone at Jr. Rifle Club|
|Lizzy with her friend from School of Choice at the play|
|Amy with her friend|
|Amy skating with an ice skating "walker"|
|Peter John and Gretchen always competing to see who is fastest!|