August finds many children going back to school and many homeschoolers again hitting the books, if they ever stopped in the summer in the first place that is. For us, August finds us on the road traveling the country and at the moment on vacation in Mississippi. We are not formally starting our school year till next month but that does not mean we are not still homeschooling!
Ideas for Homeschooling on Vacation
* Field Trips with Photos to scrap book when at home
* Have child research an area and then be the tour guide
* Buy and read books based on the area you’re vacationing in like the Secret Garden if you’re in Savannah GA
* If you’re on a road trip plan educational Memory games. Drill Math, Geography, Spelling
* Long car trips are great for Audio Books bring book report printables the children can do on the road about the audio books.
* Put educational movies and documentaries on your electronics
* Have your child make a travel journal
* Bring worksheets with you for your children to do
Crunchy Parents See Learning Everywhere
There is learning to be found around every corner, under every rock, in the sky, and under your feet! In my case the shocking learning experience we had a few days ago wrapped itself around my ankle. A stinging jelly fish. Goodness have my children learned a lot about jelly fish since then. We fully support sea turtles that eat them. Jelly Fish blooms are out of control in many areas due to over fishing. This is going to make many beaches places people can’t enjoy. I hope more people make the connection and fight harder to buy only sustainable sea food. We vote with our money, my children are very aware of this too. Learning can happen any place, any time, and does not need to be confined to a desk or table with a book. It can be out in the world with real learning with memories that will last far longer than a turn of a page.
Document where you go, what you do, and what your children learn. It all counts!