One of the greatest things about homeschooling is the fact that you can enrich you children through field trips.
In our area, there is a wealth of possible field trips that a family mayy participate in for little money. With gas prices the way they are, you will end up with some investment in gas for sure. But if you are careful, you can still come out smelling like a rose and keep you money in your pocket.
One way to save is to look for activities that there is no admission charge.. FREE is the key word here.
County, City or State Museums--- Our Tennessee State Museum is extensive, you could spend several days going through it... and it is FREE!
Public Library Exhibits-- Nashville Public Library just had a FREE exhibit of an original copy of the Declaration of Independence. There are always exhibits that include artists of various mediums. Check out their website for a list of upcoming events, storyhours, puppet shows and many other activities that are sure to enrich your children. For FREE!
Dress Rehearsals for Performances in your area--- Like the Nashville Symphony, or Broadway Shows or Christmas Special Shows; ie,Rockettes Christmas Shows, Nutcracker, Christmas Plays, etc
Our area Nashville Symphony has rehearsals that they invite area school children to...bonus is after the rehearsal, the featured artist gives an q&a session for the kids....AWESOME AND FREE!
The Rockettes have come to Nashville to do a Christmas Show....The ticket go fr $65.00....But, they gave our home school group a number of tickets to the rehearsal for FREE! That was awesome because many of these families could have never afforded to attends this....
Most area historical homes or sites have a FREE day once a year...
Our area The Hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson has a free day on his birthday each year, March 15.
Our local Art Museum. The Frist has kids get in FREE everyday, Adults cost $8.00 But ...They have a free day every month sponsored by a local bank. Every Thursday night College Students get in FREE! FREE FAMILY DAYS The Frist Center features periodic free family days throughout the year. Special programs and activities created just for families and are themed around current exhibitions. Plus I think there are other free days.
Living History Events will usually donate some free tickets to home school groups.
You just basically have to do your homework...
Make a list of the places you want to go, make some phone calls, check the web.
Team up with other home school families and share rides.
If you have any ideas on how to do family field trips on the cheap... leave a comment and share with us...
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There’s not much this week in terms of Register Rewards deals, but there are lots of baking items that are a good deal after coupon, so you may want to start stocking up for the holidays!
Register Rewards Deals
::BUY (4) Kellogg’s Cereals at 4/$10*, GET $2 RRs::
* Raisin Bran * Smart Start * Special K * Frosted Mini-Wheats
$1/1 Kellogg’s Cereal (10-oz.+) any flavor $1/1 Kelloggs Rice Krispies, Frosted Mini-Wheats, or Crispix Cereal, 10 oz.+ (exp. 12-31-08) $1/1 Kelloggs Smart Start, Special K or All-Bran Cereal, 11.4 oz.+ (exp. 12-21-08) $1 each after coupons and RRs! *I’ve also read that there’s a gift check offer that can be found in New You Magazine which is available at grocery stores and Kmart that could turn this into a moneymaker!
:BUY 3 or More of the Following Products, Get $5 RRs::
Lactaid Fast Act at $9.99 $1/1 Lactaid Fast Act Product, any except trial size, exp. 12-31-08 (V 10/5/08)
Sudacare or Shower Soothers at $3.99 $1.50/1 Sudacare Advanced Vapor-Plug Unit or Shower Soothers Product, exp. 12-31-08 (V 10/5/08)
Zyrtec Allergy Relief at $18.99 $4/1 Zyrtec Adult, any 30 ct.+ or Zyrtec D, any 24 ct.+, exp. 1-12-09 (SS 10/12/08) $2/1 Zyrtec printable
Benadryl at $6.99 $1/1 Benadryl Product, any except trial size, exp. 11-30-08 (SS #2 9/7/08) $1/1 Benadryl printable
Tylenol PM at $7.49 $2/1 Tylenol PM or Simply Sleep Product, any except trial, exp. 12-31-08 (V 9/7/08)
Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release Gels at $7.49 $2/1 Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release Gels Product, any except trial, exp. 12-31-08 (V 9/14/08) $2/1 Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release Gels, Caplets or Gel Caps, any except trial, exp. 1-31-09 (V 11/9/08)
::BUY Pampers Diapers (jumbo packs) at $9.99, GET $1 RR:: $1.50/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants, any jumbo pack+, exp. 11-30-08 (P&G 10/12/08) $7.49 after coupon and RR!
Do you know for sure where you will go when you die?
The Bible says you can know 100% that you will go to heaven when you die. How you ask?
1. You must Recognize Your Condition
Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." This means that NO ONE is good enough to go to Heaven on his (or her) own merit. No matter how much good we do, we still fall short of God's perfection.
Uh oh....that's not good....but read on!
2. You must also Realize the Penalty for Sin
Romans 6:23a "For the wages of sin is death...." This means that just as there are wages (payment) for good, there is punishment for wrong. The penalty for our sin is eternal death in a place called Hell.
Uh oh...still not good...but here comes the good....no...GREAT news!!!
3. You must Believe that Christ Died for You Romans 6:23b ".....but the GIFT of God is eternal life through Christ our Lord." Romans 10:13 "For whosoever (meaning anyone and everyone) shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." This means that Everlasting life in Heaven is a gift purchased by the blood of Jesus and offered freely to those who call upon Him in faith.
If you would like to accept God's gift of eternal life all you have to do is ask God for it in prayer. (realize that it is not mere words that save you, but your faith that Jesus died for you.)
We'll help you word a prayer.
Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. Please forgive me of my sins. Jesus, come into my heart and save my soul from Hell. I believe you died on the cross for my sins and I'm trusting in You, and You alone, to take me to Heaven when I die. Thank you for saving my soul. Amen
If you prayed this prayer please let us know so we can Rejoice with you!