Travel

Schooling on the road

My husband had a conference last week out of town, and my son Everest and I decided to tag along with him.  Rather than stay put, we were able to spend some extra time with him and go visit with other family members. I think the flexibility that homeschooling offers our family is wonderful!  Being able to travel without the fear of missing school days

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Trip Planning

We are going to be attending a conference next month in another state.  Since the plan is to drive there and back, we started to plan for the trip a while back and involved our ten year old in the planning. Since we plan to do a couple of these a year, we want to make sure we make it great this time so

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One Man’s Treasure is Another Man’s Game!

I can still hear my son’s little voice begging me to play “Grandma’s Treasure” just one more time. Over and over we played it until I started to dread it, like when your favorite song gets played out on the radio . This game would keep him enthralled for hours – the deck of cards enable you to set up a treasure hunt with

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Family Pass to Learning

A few years ago, a friend of mine introduced us to the Western North Carolina Nature Center. It was there we discovered the white squirrels of Brevard and learned how to tell a male from a female box turtle. This was also our first visit to a butterfly garden, an enclosed area to walk through where butterflies fluttered all around and even landed on

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Taking a Trip – Hands-on Learning

This past week, my oldest daughter had the opportunity to go traveling with relatives. As we were sorting through her clothes, I thought of how quickly the trip had come up and how easy it was for her to join in. Our flexible schedule provided enough time to get her packed and send her on the trip. While we were preparing things to take

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Roadschooling | Homeschooling on the Road

Last fall, I received an email from our local homeschooling email loop about the Loud family, a family of six people that sold everything they had and purchased an RV. They went from living in a 3500-square foot home to a 300-square foot living space and began traveling the country with their three dogs and a hamster. Because they move from place to place,

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The Flat Stanley Project

A couple of years ago, we received a letter in the mail from my nephew. Inside was a paper doll – a boy who looked like the illustration in the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. My nephew had colored the paper doll and sent a letter telling us about his Flat Stanley. In the story, Stanley is flattened as thin as a piece

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