Monday, February 22, 2021

Post #7165 Field Trip

Snow, rain and up to 38 degrees.

Fortunately the roads were clear by 9:45 when I drove to Batavia for a dentist appointment.

At 1:30, our friend Carina S. and her three children came over for a visit with the horses.
They are home schooled and were working on an Equine unit.
Here is what she wrote about their day.

Horse Lessons today!🐴
We jumped off of
Emily Day Gavenda
's A Storied People lesson on Farmer Boy by Laura Ingles Wilder and added our own Sawyer Spin!
✍️ Memory Poem: Jack Prelutsky's "I'm Usually a Speedy Horse"
🐎 Field Trip:
Lori Skoog
hosted us at her Skoog Farm this afternoon, we fed these beauties carrots and got up close and personal with a lesson on daily horse care
📺 Sunday Movie Night: PBS Series, Equus Story of the Horse
🖼️ Painting: Norman Rockwell's, "Aunt Ella Takes a Trip" https://www.nrm.org/2011/10/aunt-ella-takes-a-trip/
🇪🇸 Spanish: Practiced counting horses, colors of horses and new vocab word- "caballo",
Eat Your Spanish
Lesson 7: Feelings because horses can tell when you're happy, sad, angry and playful!

Clara recited the poem (I'm Usually A Speedy Horse) to me and Levi asked me if I knew what caballo meant.  These kids sure learn a lot and are very comfortable sharing it.  Kudos to their Mom, who is an outstanding teacher.

It was raining when we were with the ponies and we all got wet.
Back at the house the fire felt divine.

Dinner?  White hots, roasted sweet potatoes and a big salad.
Night all.



Nancy J said...

A bit like masking up for Covid with all the cold weather gear. Love their hats with pompoms, and all wearing masks, as much for the frigid air as for Covid safety.What great lessons, and very talented young people.

Val Ewing said...

This must have been a real highlight for your day. I know that any time I can interact with others it is wonderful.
I love the fact that mom and kids masked up. It shows a whole new level of respect that I rarely see with some people.
I love how the horses are so curious.
When my niece was 4 she used to walk out to my horse who was hard to catch and bring her in by the lip.