Homeschool Happenings – April

March was another fun filled month in our world of homeschooling.  I am looking forward to sharing with you this Homeschool Happenings – April edition!

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I know I am updating a bit later than normal, sorry! March was a fun month in our homeschool, and I am excited to share with you some highlights!  My parents visited in March, and so we took our “Spring Break” then, or as what I like to call “Mom Mom and Pop Pop visit break.” Although we don’t do actual school work when they visit we took two fun field trips with them while they were here.


Ford Rouge Factory Tour

Jeff had gone on this tour several years ago when our nephews were visiting, however, the kids and I had never done it.  Let me just start with this… It. Was. Amazing.

I wasn’t sure how impressed I would be seeing how a car was built, but I was indeed impressed.  The tour starts with a video presentation on the history of Ford.  Honestly, I think this was my favorite part.  The video was informative and entertaining.  So well done that I might have said my next vehicle was going to be a Ford when it was over.

After the historical video, there was another interactive video that went through the process of how the assembly line worked.  Again, over the top.

After the videos, you are then allowed to walk on the catwalks all throughout the factory and watch the Ford F-150’s go through the assembly line.  Unfortunately, you are not able to take pictures in there.  We saw windshields get installed, sunroofs installed, flooring laid down, and the final inspection that all cars go through.

Seriously, if you are in the Metro Detroit area or if you visit, you need to take the Ford Rouge Factory Tour.


Ford Rouge Factory Tour


Outdoor Adventure Center

Another place we visited for the first time while my parents were here was the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center.  I had heard many good things about the center, so we decided to head downtown and check it out.

The Outdoor Adventure Center is filled with several hands-on activities.  There were stations for things like camping, fishing, trails, waterfalls, and more.  There were a couple of simulator rides as well: the snowmobile, off-road vehicle, and a canoe.  You would watch a video as you rode on the “ride.”

DNR Outdoor Adventure Center

There was also a large tree house that the boys enjoyed climbing in, and the girls were able to go to the archery range too.

Lastly, I would be remiss not to mention that my kids were stopped by a staff person and complimented on how well behaved they were.


That’s it for the field trips in March.  Additionally, another fun thing we did in March was we had a Book Character Day at our – co-op.  The kids and I had fun dressing up as book characters.


How are things going in your homeschool?  Leave a comment and let me know!!

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