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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Groups for Field Trips and Co-ops–Day 4 of Essentials of Homeschooling *Field Trip Friday Link Up*

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One of the number one concerns that comes up with discussing homeschooling always seems to be SOCIALIZATION! 

With Homeschooling becoming more and more mainstream, the number of opportunities to come together with other homeschoolers is increasing more and more!

There are several places you can search to see if there are homeschool groups in your area – This is how I’ve found groups near me:

Google Search:  Homeschool groups in {name of town and state}

Yahoo group search:  Homeschool, {town and/or state}

Facebook search:  Homeschool, {town and/or state}

Not finding anything?  When I first moved to Hawaii, Homeschool was like an under ground society, I knew there were homeschoolers out there, but I couldn’t find any information on any local groups!  So…I started my own group.  See this post for more information and tips on forming your own co-op.

I posted an ad on Craigslist and a local military site, looking to form a co-op.  I decided before hand the ages I was interested in including, what activities I wanted to include, etc.  I got a handful of hits, and made some great friends! 

Since then a friend has started a field trip group on Facebook, we have over 500 members, and numerous field trips planned each week.  We have had amazing opportunities and awesome group discounts!  A sister group has stemmed from it as well, for older homeschool children.  It has proved to be an amazing resource, and I am so glad to have been a part of it!  (We are truly going to miss the group when we move!)

Field trips are a great way to get out and into the world!  What better way to learn than to experience it first hand!  For more ideas on how to incorporate field trips into your homeschool see my guest post at The Schoolhouse Review Crew blog. 

I consider field trips one of the top reasons WHY WE HOMESCHOOL!

Link up your field trips below:

Field Trip Friday!
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Blog Hop designed to share 'FIELD TRIP' related Blog Posts

(does not have to be a 'home school field trip', can be any trip to any place with your children!)


Please stop by and visit my co-host’s blog and give them a shout out!
Lisa @ Our 4 Kiddos

**NOTE:  Before linking up please review guidelines HERE

 


    5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials

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    31. Lisa @ A Rup Life

    32. Jordyn @ Almost Supermom

    33. Jenn @ Teaching Two Stinkers

    34. Crystal @ Crystal Starr Blog

    35. Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy

    36. Brandi @ Brandi Raae

    37. Wendy @ Simplicity Breeds Happiness

    38. Jodi @ Insane in the Mombrain

    39. Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break

    40. Lynn @ Ladybug Chronicles

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    3 comments:

    1. my post tomorrow for the blog hop is all about field trips. We love taking them whenever we can as a family as well as through our homeschool community.

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    2. Our co-op plans half of the field trips and extra-curriculars we participate in. I'd be way more boring without them. :)

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    3. Oh yes, field trips, they are essentials indeed. I don't know how I forgot to mention them; may be I should go back and include them in my last post which included extra-curricula and homeschool groups.

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