In November, we went on a wonderful field trip, which was organized by Kim over at Kim's Ohio Homeschooling Events. We took a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, and the trip included people in period costumes, educating the kids about what life was like in the 1800's. There was a demonstration about churning butter, where the kids passed around small bottles of milk, taking turns shaking the bottles vigorously while singing a song. Sure enough, it turned to butter! We also learned about how kids dressed, what kind of toys they played with, and what school was like for them.
|Waiting at the station for the train to arrive.|
|A view of the Y bridge in Akron|
|Traffic circle on Smith Road. It was neat seeing a road I'd been on many times, from a different perspective.|
|This was during the churning butter demonstration.|
|Demonstrating a Jacob's Ladder toy.|
|The train stopped and reversed direction at the same location they use for the "North Pole" on the holiday Polar Express trips.|