“How come she gets to go on field trips? We NEVER get to go on field trips!” -Ms. Bean on the morning of Ms. S’s field trip to Fort Scott, Kansas. I believe there’s a little bit of jealousy from Ms. Bean towards her sister regarding homeschooling. I can see it every time Ms. S goes with me to pick her up from school. What do you do though? I asked her during the summer, if she wanted to be homeschooled this year, and the answer was always a resounding, “NO”. Now I ask her and she hesitates before she says no. She’s my advanced child. Always straight “A”‘s in everything. Does anyone have any suggestions? I honestly think that she does great in school and will really miss the social part of it. She is my social butterfly and loves the attention and has so many friends. Do I just reassure her that she is doing great where she is and that it’s Ms. S that needs the one on one that homeschooling offers or do I give her a chance to see what really goes on while she is at school? I don’t know if she thinks that Ms. S is just having all fun all the time? If anyone has any suggestions…I am open to them!
Fort Scott, Kansas Field Trip!
Ms. S thoroughly enjoyed herself on the trip to the Fort! She loves history and this was right up her alley! Besides that, she eats up the hands on learning she’s been getting.
Ms. S has her haversack and her clipboard and is ready to start checking out the Fort. So much history surrounds us in this small Midwest town that we couldn’t resist taking advantage with this rookie homeschooler!
This was the hospital. Check out those crutches! H would not have liked those things! He had it good on the modern aluminum ones they give you today!
Talk about needing pain meds! Yikes! Check out these surgeon’s instruments…hopefully they knocked you out before they used them on you! This was one of Ms. S’s favorite exhibits.
I.J. running through the Dragoon Barracks. She still has her shoes on in this picture. That was rare…she took her shoes off in every room we went into. It was a struggle for sure!
See! Here she is taking them off again! I think this was in the “Bleeding Kansas” exhibit.
Reading the walls! She never complained and never lost her smile the entire time. She even sat through a 30 minute movie about the history of the fort.
The stables. One of her favorites too. She loves horses so she ate this up! I might have to look into a field trip to study horses. Hmmm…I see a “Best Mom Ever Award” in the future!
This was upstairs on the third floor of one of the officer’s homes. This dress is just spread out on the bed. It was really creepy! It looks like a body with no head. We didn’t stay there long!
These two buildings standing stand at the back of the fort and were the Officer’s housing. They had some pretty awesome exhibits inside. The building on the right showed how they were constructed.
This was my favorite part of the tour! We got to lock her and I.J. in the jail! It was awesome! We had to let them out though. Oh well. On with the tour!
We come to the end of the tour and the Junior Ranger Program. Here is Ms. S taking the oath to honor her new Junior Ranger title.
And here she is! Proudly displaying her new badge and souvenir! Congrats Girl!
We recommend, if you are anywhere close or in the area and haven’t seen Fort Scott in Kansas, you need to go see the awesome history of this place!
Look up Ms. S’s uncle, Ranger Geertsen and say Hello!