Saturday, September 19, 2015

State Archive Building Tour

This past week, our group had 3 different tours scheduled to the State Archive Building with some of our older kiddos.  These tours were for ages 10 and up.  There is not an age limit for this building but they suggested we set the age to a minimum of 10 years old.  

This was an incredible tour with much history from our great state of Louisiana.  However, I believe the tour was even better due to our tour guide, Dr. Hardy (our state archivist).  He was very personable as well as knowledgeable.  He engaged the children and kept their attention.  Dr. Hardy was filled with info and stories.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

BCH Back to School Bash 2015

On August 28, we had our 2nd annual Back to School Bash.  We had inflatables to accommodate the different ages of children that attended this event.  The kids and parents were able to enjoy a great day of jumping, playing, and learning.  

Also, we had Barn Hill Preserve come out with their mobile school presentation program.  They brought a white cockatoo, red kangaroo joey, coatimundi, ball python, blue-tongued skink, and bearded dragon for a 45 minute presentation on each animal.  After the presentation, they offered pictures which the parents could purchase with the joey, ball python, or bearded dragon and then printed while on-site at our event.  

Those who wanted to stay after the presentation brought their lunch for picnic at on of our homeschool families homes, the Lindsays, who so graciously opened their home for this event.  Thanks Craig and Candi for always being so hospitable and generous to us!

Hope all of you have a great 2015-2016 school year!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

BCH Moms Back to School Dinner 2015

This was our 2nd annual BCH Moms Back to School Dinner.  We had a great turn out.  In fact, it was a 100% turn out plus 1 extra.  City Cafe did a fantastic job hosting us.  We reserved their party for the maximum capacity of 70 moms.  
Yes, we had 71 wonderful moms together for one evening of food, fun, and fellowship.  We also had door prizes.  40 + door prizes due to the wonder generosity of many of our moms who have small businesses from home or love to craft.


Thank you to Angela, Anita, Chasity, and Jessica for helping with all of the door prizes and setting up for the event.  It looked fantastic!!!
Thank you Penny and Angela for providing the cake and mini cheesecakes!  They tasted wonderful!!!

Thank you to all of our moms/businesses who donated items for all of the wonderful door prizes:
Vielka's Jewelry Box - Vielka Valdez
Jamberry Nails - Annie Impson
Quibby-Made - Melissa Thornton
Paparazzi Jewelry - Anita Christmas 
Avon - Elisa  Bankston
Usborne Books - Chasity Authement
Danielle Aucoin Photography - Danielle Aucoin
Charleston Candles and More - Sarah Charleston
Essential Oils - Starr Lockhart
Game Day Disks - Ms. Darlene
Flowers by Tara - Misty Regan
Cle's Creations - one of our homeschool kids
Micki's Pencil Palooza Writing Camp - Micki Talbot
Melaleuca - Mandy Duncan
Pampered Chef - Shanna Raef
Bands to Bracelets - Ian Shelby
Seasonal in Louisiana/Kristie Stone Photography - Kristine Stone
My Kiln - Jaime Miller
Guitar Lessons - Pam Grisham
Andi Lynn's Elderberries - Andrea Leyerle
SBJamesPhotography - Baton Rouge, Louisiana Photographer - Suzette James
KDK Realty - Laura Flores
Ava Anderson - Jennifer Russell
Gift Basket - Alexander's Highland Market
Hand-crafted Sign - Patti McGrath
Hand-crafted Sign - Kate Kennamer
Photo Note Cards/Photo Frame - one of our moms
Cooler Bags - one of our moms

Thanks to City Cafe for doing an amazing job for our event!

Thank you to all the amazing moms who showed up and made it an AWESOME night with 100% attendance.  We max out their space:)  YOU ROCK!!!

(Hope I didn't leave anyone out.  If so, please forgive me!!!)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BR Airport Field Trip

In July and August (because we had 7 tours booked..1 per week thru July and Aug.), our group got to tour the BR Airport.  The children were able to tour the airport police/fire station along with a general tour of the airport.  The police/fire station was really neat.  Each one is trained as a policeman, fireman, and EMT so it's 3 jobs wrapped into one.  Their fire trucks are military grade due to the different terrain and situations that they may face.  In case of a call, they must be dressed, on the truck, and on their way to the scene in less than 1 minute with arrival time in at least 3 minutes anywhere on the air field.  INCREDIBLE!!! 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Overtones Music Studio Field Trip

Back in June, our group had 5 days of field trips to Overtones Music Studio in Denham Springs.  They were so gracious to provide teachers for each day in order to accommodate our large group. 

They had different stations set up with different instructors so that they children could get a taste of different musical instruments as well as different music programs that they offer.     

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

K-9 Police Field Trip

Back in May, we went to the K-9 Division of the East Baton Rouge Police Department.  They have set these up for us in the past for our group and have always done an excellent job for our children.

For this field trip, they had the SWAT team with their vehicles, the helicopter police who flew in and landed for all the children, and the K-9 team with their dogs for a demo.  Each department talked to the children about their jobs, what's their requirements and what they do.

Due to the size of our group, we schedule 2 different days out there.  Here's a slide show of some pics from that day.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Zachary Historic Village

In April, we went to the Zachary Historic Village for a hands-on learning experience on how life was back over 100 years ago.



Some of the groups from the different days that was we scheduled…

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One room schoolhouse

(Here they learned how the kids of different ages learned together in one room along with the different limit supplies that were available to them.)


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The Barn

(They learned about how wagons, shucking corn, grinding corn into grits and corn meal, etc.)

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The Backyard

(The kids learned how they had to pump their own water for washing their clothes, hang them to dry on the clothesline, the outhouse, mowing the yard with a manual mower, etc.)


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The Farmhouse

(They learned how the homes were much smaller yet could hold many people, high ceilings for ventilation, iceboxes instead of refrigerators, sharing a room, bathing in a tub with a water pitcher, portable potty in the room, etc.)


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