Homeschooling On The Go When You Aren’t “On The Go”. Can you believe I have been writing about Homeschooling On The Go for Living Life & Learning for a year now? One WHOLE year. So how does it work when you aren’t “on the go”?
Homeschooling On The Go When You Aren’t “On The Go”
My addiction to be “On The Go” is so bad that I really do get annoyed being home. I become grouchy and quite frankly, I am hard to deal with. With that being said, I told Marty that I would be better in 2017. So, here I am, being better.
2016 was a very busy year for us with traveling. We logged right under 100 days of “travel”. I keep remembering more days so the number will fluctuate. When we are gone, we do school work but our days would probably be considered “unschooling”.
According to Wikipedia (not the best for education terms), “Unschooling is an educational method and philosophy that advocates learner-chosen activities as a primary means for learning.” We plan our day around places or things we want to see and their “school work” just falls around it. My main goal while on vacation is for Bubba to get math and language arts completed and read. Rea and Kb have to do some work but they learn exponentially more “unschooling” on our trips.
Fast Forward to being at home, Marty bought me a laptop (so I could stop making excuses about using our desktop) to write the kid’s lesson plans. I sit at the dining room table and we all work together on school days. The girls actually enjoy hearing him read out loud and pay attention to his middle school readers. Being at home means we actually get more school work done.
Being at home, we are more structured
and our days are very typical.
The bees wake up, have breakfast, and we get started on our schoolwork around 8 a.m. ….
…. Wash, Rinse, and Repeat. That’s what our days are like at home. They can get boring. This is why I get annoyed easily. I just like the adventure. And Marty has called it our “Adventure & Chill”. Continue reading the full post HERE!