I know its been quiet around here this week and that is because I have been doing a lot of work behind the scenes this week. We are switching to Wordpress! This has been A LOT of work. Even more work than I anticipated. All the work will be worth it though. The new site will be ready next week. Thank you as always for your patience.
Money Saving Monday is a place to link up kid friendly activities that are inexpensive or free. Examples can include homeschool products, crafts, or projects and inspiration. We all know how expensive kids can be. The idea of this linkup is to get creative curriculum and fun ideas while saving us all money. Feel free to post several posts that follow the Money Saving Monday theme.
Please link up any idea that is free or inexpensive. Don't be shy!
I encourage you to visit other sites by clicking on the links and reading the wealth of information provided. This list could provide you with inspiration to spice up your old curriculum. I request that if you join this Link up, that you add the "Money Saving Monday" link up button to your post or blog sidebar so that others can find all of your wonderful posts. Please visit other posts that catch your attention and "like" any post that you find helpful.
All I ask is that you visit other blogs and give your fellow bloggers some feedback. We all love comments! I would appreciate it if you would follow my co-host and myself on one social media platform (pretty please). Please link up several of your favorite posts!
Add your links all week and the top 5 favorites will be posted. I am looking forward to seeing all of your great posts!
In case you didn't know, National Public Gardens Day is an annual celebration of the nation's public gardens to raise awareness of the important role gardens play in promoting environmental stewardship nationwide. This celebration of our nations gardens typically occurs the Friday before Mother's Day. On National Public Gardens Day, each institution participates in its own way.
We visited Magnolia Plantation because of the special educational programs they offered today. Magnolia Plantation offered free admission as well as 11 different nature, history, and cultural programs. These presenters included the following:
SC Native Plant Society
College of Charleston Grice Marine Laboratory
Keeper of the Wild
SC Caribbean Cultural and Heritage Association
54th Massachusetts, Co. 1, Civil War Reenactment Regiment
Independent Company of SC (French and Indian War Reenactment)
Director of the Magnolia Nature Center
Magnolia Food Historian
Drayton Hall Plantation
Naturescapes by Daniel Payne
The kids had a great time! All of the presenters were wonderful. They captivated the kids attention and they learned so much from this experience.
We got to study the differences between alligators and crocodiles.
We learned about the Revolutionary War.
We got to experience Carnival.
We learned about the Civil War.
We learned about the Cherokee
We experienced animals in the wonderful petting zoo.
We roamed the beautiful gardens.
I hope this adventure inspires you to visit a garden near you!
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