Where have we been lately?

Random photos and posts about where we've been, where we're going and more. 

DuSable Museum

posted Mar 19, 2018, 12:23 PM by K Coombes

February 16, 2018  Our group went to see a play about Martin Luther King Jr and toured the accompanying exhibit.

Museum of Contemporary Art

posted Mar 19, 2018, 12:12 PM by K Coombes

January 26, 2018

Our group had a docent led tour and a model making class, based on an exhibit concerning the lost art of Iraq.  Each child made a model of something precious to them out of paper and covered it in tape.

Block Museum

posted Mar 19, 2018, 10:17 AM by K Coombes

January 19, 2018.  We visited this small museum on Northwestern University's campus for the William Blake and the Age of Aquarius exhibit.  

Kline Creek Farm

posted Mar 19, 2018, 10:00 AM by K Coombes

December 15, 2017

We went to the Kline Creek Farm, which had special holiday programming.  With historical reenactors, we made cookies, learned about Christmas gift giving traditions and children's toys of the era, and farm chores.  

Feed My Starving Children

posted Nov 12, 2017, 8:36 AM by K Coombes   [ updated Nov 12, 2017, 8:47 AM ]

Many of our families joined in this service project, packing meals for undernourished families.  Our boxes went to Cuba.  It's always a great project, the kids and parents participate alongside each other and have a good time.  

Forest Home Cemetary

posted Oct 22, 2017, 4:43 PM by K Coombes

We had gorgeous weather for our trip to the cemetery, where we learned about labor organizers, the Pottawatomie and those who perished in the Iroquois Theater fire.  

Rock Climbing

posted Oct 10, 2017, 4:27 PM by K Coombes

Vertical Endeavors in Glendale Heights offers a discount day for homeschoolers the second Tuesday of each month.  The cost is only $14, which includes a harness rental, to climb anytime between 11 am. and 4 p.m.  We had the place to ourselves!

Geo-catching at Fullersburg Woods

posted Oct 7, 2017, 12:05 PM by K Coombes

On Friday, a fun time was had by all, learning about geo-catching with a guide from the Forest Preserve.  We had a large group of kids who stayed mostly dry as they explored the area.  

Wheaton College Concert

posted Oct 4, 2017, 6:43 AM by K Coombes

On Tuesday, several of our families joined together to take in a concert at Wheaton College.  Another concert will take place on Thursday. 

Kiwanis Park, Brookfield

posted Oct 2, 2017, 3:03 PM by K Coombes

A nice, small gathering for park day today.  The weather was perfect!

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