Friday, March 09, 2007

Homeschool Day at the Capital

Tuesday was the 17th annual Homechool Day at the Capital. The following is taken from WVHEA web site.
Homeschool Day at the Capitol offers an excellent introduction to state government. Learn how the legislature works and find out about other offices of the executive and judicial branches of our state government. Explore the Capitol with a tour guide and on our scavenger hunt. Meet and chat with your representatives about homeschooling or whatever else is on your mind. Show our elected officials and the general public how homeschoolers learn by bringing displays of your special projects or your group’s activities.
Tim, Kellen and Lydia headed for Charleston for the event. I stayed home with the two little ones because Vivian was running a fever. Tim and the kids looked at displays, and mingled with government officials and other homeschoolers. The homeschool band played.

The band may be small, but they have one awesome director! *wink*

They sat in on a State Senate session.

Lydia (5) was very impressed by the hanging "diamonds."

She took about 20 pictures of the chandelier. I kid you not!

On the way home she had a photo shoot with her stuffed animals.

Perhaps we need to reconsider having the five year old as our photographer!

Crystal also posted about this day, if you'd like to see more!


  1. Lydia took some great shots! Okay, I would have preferred Tim's face to his posterior, but she got him in action anyways! Sounds like they had fun. Too bad you had to miss it.

  2. I'd keep the 5 yr. old taking pictures! A matter of a fact I think most of the magazine I seen inline at the stores should be replaced by other 5 yr. olds just like the one who took the picture on your blog.

    Wouldn't life be that much happier?! I'd would love to see things like this instead of Pam Anderson's cellulite (which this may be the only thing I share with poor Pam now days but I don't want to be reminded of it and I am sure Pam doesn't want to see it either if she goes

    Anyway, I just wanted to stop by and vist your blog again.

    Dora Renee' Wilkerson

  3. Good for her! Seeing the capital is a great thing.

  4. The five year old was a GREAT photographer! Very cool way to empower her!

    I think we need to do a field trip like this soon. I need to find out what places closeby offer a homeschooling day. This will be a dreary in-between winter and spring, so a field trip could be just the ticket.

  5. I went to homeschool day at the Capital a few years ago with my son. They did a scavenger hunt and it was so much fun. Does anyone have a copy of that scavenger hunt. I would like to do it again.

  6. Susan,
    I don't have a copy, but they are supposed to have a scavengers hunt again this year. I'd be happy to save a copy for you if you'd like.