A Day of Fun

Yesterday my husband had a meeting in Richmond, VA, the state capital.  We decided to tag along and go see the sights.  We walked around the Capitol building, but it was really hot and humid.
Look at those columns!  Something he will learn about in third grade

Then we went to the Science Museum.  What fun!  The best part is that teachers get in FREE!  Everyone laughs at me because I carry my ID around with everywhere.  Well, this is why.  Many places either give a discount or allow teachers in for free.

Zack had fun looking at all the different activities.  He "played" with everything and learned so much.  On the way home, he asked if he had to read for school.  I said, "No, I think you did plenty of reading."  This was the first time we went to a museum where I did not  have to read everything to him.  As a matter of fact, I just had to explain some things.  It was so refreshing!  Summer reading does not always happen in books.  Sometimes it just includes the world around you.  Zack loved that idea!  And I love that he learned so much from it while having fun at the same time!
Working with magnets is the first step to building a motor.

His head on a platter!

At the "beach"

Digging for shark's teeth and shells

This was a cool fountain!  The ball rolled on the water.
We had a lot of fun.  The next time we go, we will probably hit up the Children's Museum, which was next door.  They have a splash ground, which looked refreshing on a day as hot as yesterday was!

While in the car on the three hour ride there and back, I got a lot of reading done.  I started reading Beyond Leveled Books.  Wow!  What an eye opener it is!!  I have a lot to blog about that next week.  If you haven't read it, I would suggest it to anyone.

Until next time!


  1. Looking forward to your review of this book! I haven't read it. Looks like a fun trip!
    Conversations in Literacy

  2. I love that you turned a simple trip into a learning experience. Such a good idea - I'm a new follower of yours :]

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  3. A wonderful trip. I live in Richmond, and never knew that teacher's get in for free to the Science Museum. Something new to discover. I am a new follower to you.


    1. I didn't know either, but I always ask! I used to live in Richmond and remembered some fun times in the Science Museum. So glad you found my blog.



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