One of the nice things about homeschooling is, when the weather is perfect outside, we don't have to spend our day inside!!
Now that state testing is over, spring fever has hit our family big time!! So instead of sitting at the kitchen table doing worksheets, we headed out to visit the Santa Barbara Mission. Fourth graders in CA, learn about their state history and make their own missions. It was the perfect chance to get out of the house.
It was a beautiful day and the mission was very pretty. Beautiful gardens, spanish architecture, fountains, statues, murals....
I loved that my kids were so quiet and reverent as we walked through. There was a woman praying in the chapel and so they made sure to be respectful of her. Thus there are no pictures from inside the chapel.
Later the kids sat in the grass and sketched a picture. They are now working on making their own!