10 Tips to Help You Homeschool While Traveling

10 Tips to Help you homeschool while traveling

Are you planning a little vacation this summer?  Or maybe you are planning a bigger road trip for a month or more? I know you are probably thinking, “Why in the world would I want to home school on our vacation!??”  Well maybe you don’t and you need a break.  Maybe you are like me and love to turn every opportunity into a teachable moment. If you are planning a longer trip sometimes keeping the kids in a routine and continuing on with their school work prevents “the summer slide”. Here is a list of 10 tips I have found Continue reading

Virtual Field Trips Round-Up

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  If you’re anything like us, then winter is long this year. Constant snow and freezing tmeperatures have kept us indoors much more than usual, huddling near the fireplace, drinking hot chocolate. We are missing our usual field trips. No worries, friends . . . we’ve got you covered. This week, members of the Crew are sharing their ideas and resources for virtual field trips. Nothing will get rained (or snowed) out. And even if someone in the house isn’t feeling well, you can still go! Enjoy!   Chris @ Campfires and Cleats – Forever West: Sourdough Bread Bowl Clam Chowder Continue reading

8 Ways to Incorporate Field Trips into your Homeschool

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One of the major benefits we love about homeschooling is REAL life learning. Field Trips is a great way to take full advantage of the world around us in our homeschooling endeavors. Here are some tips to incorporating field trips into your homeschooling (If you aren’t already). 1. Set aside designated time for field trips – decide now how much time you can give to field trips. We set aside one full day a week for just field trips. I recommend some amount of time at least twice a month. Every circumstance is different though, so decide what will work Continue reading

Summer Staycationing

Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road — Summer Fun at Home But vacationing with four children isn’t always easy. And it is always expensive! So we also like to “staycation” by finding fun and inexpensive things to do around home in the summer. Holly @ Possibilities and Peas – 5 Fabulous Free  Field Trips in Detroit Five fun places to go in the Detroit Area. Brittney @ Mom’s Heart — Boredom Busters — Summer Staycation Ideas Even though we moved here eight months ago, we are still feeling like there is so much to discover in our town. Continue reading

Funschooling

Have you ever wanted to include some homeschooling lessons into your summer break, but didn’t know how to embark on this adventure without the kids thinking you were ruining their summer? Enter the term “Funschooling”! My definition of the word funschooling is turning everyday activities and adventures into a homeschooling lesson. I am going to share with you some ways that we like to incorporate funschooling into our summer days. Geocaching – This is an activity that my husband likes to plan with the kids. It involves using a GPS device to enter coordinates to the location of a “cache”, Continue reading

Travel Schooling

I have wanderlust. I can’t help it. I get giddy at the thought of exploring new places and seeing new things. The food! The history! The cultures! The possibilities of things see and places to go are endless. I want to share this sense of wanderlust with my children, and have found that learning through travel is surprisingly easy with a little bit of planning. We’ve been blessed to live and travel in many interesting locations, from the west coast, to the east coast, and all over Europe. Every time we go somewhere, my kids’ faces light up with wonder Continue reading

Back to Homeschool Blog Hop — Homeschool Co-ops

  Welcome to our 5th and final day of the Back to Homeschool Blog Hop! We hope you have enjoyed your time with members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew this week. If you haven’t yet checked out days 1-4, be sure to do so! Monday — Homeschool Methods Tuesday — Homeschool Curriculum Wednesday — Homeschool Planning Thursday — Homeschool Classrooms This week we’ll touch on Homeschool Co-ops. A Homeschool Co-op is typically defined as a group of homeschool families who meet together on a regular basis and teach cooperatively, meaning each mom or dad teaches classes for the students of Continue reading

5 Days of Blogging — Back to Homeschool Blog Hop!

    Join the Schoolhouse Review Crew July 30-August 3, 2012 for our 5 Days of Blogging — Back to Homeschool Blog Hop!  More than 70 members of the Crew will bring you their thoughts, ideas, recommendations, and tips for homeschooling. There may even be a few giveaways on Crew blogs! Each day during the week, there will be a Blog Hop linky, making it easy for you to hop from blog to blog to learn more about: Homeschool Methods Unit Studies, Charlotte Mason, Unschooling, Classical? Which homeschool method is right for your homeschool? On Monday, the Crew tackles this topic, bringing Continue reading

Spotlight on the Crew ~ The Family Hike: A Gentle Introduction to the Great Outdoors

{This week’s Spotlight on the Crew article is brought to you from AmyB., at Bow of Bronze.}   What Exactly Constitutes a Hike? Have you ever been on a hike and found yourself sliding up the sides of steep cliffs, praying over boards stretched across a gorge, or slogging through sand to reach your prize destination?  That is not the type of hike I am talking about.  Hiking with children is different.  Once I decided to start taking my children with me on hikes, my definition of hiking changed a little bit.  Today, if it involves walking on trails and observing God’s creation, Continue reading

Blog Cruise: Summer Field Trips

For many of you, school is out for the summer. For others of you, school continues right on through the warmer weather. Either way, oftentimes, the sunnier days inspire more hands-on, outdoor, out of the classroom kind of learning. Summer abounds with opportunities for both fun in the sun and learning  outside the classroom! From zoos and state fairs, to nature walks and museums, no matter where you live or vacation, you’re sure to find lots of places to go in the summer. In this week’s Blog Cruise, members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew take you on a tour of Continue reading