Kickin’ Off Spring Break

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We just finished a unit of Floating and Ships which we wrapped up by renting a boat and spending the morning on Canyon Lake.  It is amazing to me that there are beautiful lakes only an hour outside of Phoenix.  Canyon Lake is one of a chain of three man-made lakes that fill steep canyons bordered with cliffs, cactus and even mountain goats.

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This is the perfect time of year to go because it’s not too hot yet.  It was 65F when we arrived and 80F when we left.  I’m not sure who loved it more, the moms or the kids?  We decided we needed to plan some more units that would involve boating…. like animals of the Southwest, plants of the Southwest, classification of rocks, water conservation, gas propulsion, the sun’s effect of exposed skin, etc.  As you can see, there are plenty of times we can return to the calm waters of Canyon Lake.  It was a relaxing morning to kick off Spring Break.  On the way home, we stopped at a ghost town of an 1893 gold mine.  What a tourist trap…. but the kids had fun kickin’ up the dirt and talkin’ like cowboys.

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Spring Break is a sweet gift to homeschooling moms.  Makes me smile.

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3 Responses to “Kickin’ Off Spring Break”

  1. aswewalk Says:

    We just finished up floating, too. But it’s much too cold to go out on the river here.

  2. morethananelectrician Says:

    It is nice of you to participate in this rite of the schooling world. We go three weeks a month, but 12 months a year in this house.

  3. rixgal Says:

    OOOhhh, I like three weeks a month… but then I NEED my summer to myself.

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