We are incredibly lucky to have family living in Florida...and family that will let us take an extended stay. Given the degrading weather conditions at home, we decided to descend upon them and spend Christmas in Central Florida.
Since it was Christmas, we didn't bring our schoolwork with us, but these are a few things that we covered prior to making the trip:
- Crocodilians (free)
- Florida State study (found at Notebooking Pages)
- Christmas Around the World unit (free)
The kids' first stop was Downtown Disney, where we ate at the T-Rex café for lunch and visited the LEGO store.
The kids had never been to the ocean, so we hopped over to Cocoa Beach for a couple of days, played in the surf, and watched the sun rise over the Atlantic.
Since we are members of the NASA Passport Program, we visited Kennedy Space Center over at Cape Canaveral. They had the Atlantis Space Shuttle on exhibit.
Finally, we spent two days touring the Epcot World showcase. The kids can't say that we've never taken them anywhere now....they've been all over Europe!!
China (and the terracotta soldiers that my eldest sculpted)
United Kingdom (we watched a hilarious improv of A Christmas Carol)
Tomorrowland also had great exhibits on communication and aquaponics (see below). Unfortunately, our camera battery died as we got there...so no photos.