From the Editor
2016 is a year with lots of reasons to celebrate in our house! Two graduations (one high school and one college), a 50th birthday, and a 25th wedding anniversary all coincided, so we decided to celebrate them with a once in a lifetime family trip to Europe. The photo above was taken a couple of weeks ago in Honfleur, France, a beautiful port city full of narrow streets, colorful houses, and lots of history. I am thankful we were able to take this trip before our kids’ work schedules and responsibitilities prevent traveling together.
Even if you can’t physically travel this summer, you can take a virtual world tour with the link below under Educational Resources; Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool has put together a fun Read the World virtual tour book club for the summer.
For those of you whose traveling won’t be virtual, you will appreciate Jeanne’s “roadschooling” packing list in our featured article. Whether you are taking a day trip or a long distance journey, packing appropriately can help ease the stress of traveling with kids. If you are looking for a fun place to spend some time immersing in history, check out our sponsor Colonial Williamsburg. Their Homeschool Days in September are a bargain and are a great way to get kids interested in America’s colonial history.
Enjoy the newsletter!
Mary Ann Kelley
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Roadschooling: What To Keep In the Car
by Jeanne Faulconer
Many of us homeschoolers are automobile-dependent. Living in rural or suburban areas and in some small and medium size towns and cities, we find that our communities aren’t “walkable,” and there is no public transportation to speak of. There is certainly no school bus serving our family. Since our kids aren’t in the “big box of school” we have to drive to many of the activities and classes our kids participate in.
With three kids in a wide age range and with a diversity of interests, over the years I have found myself constantly traveling from one “homeschool thing” to another, also mixing in our regular errands.
I found that keeping “extras” in the car is a big help, so we didn’t have to turn around for forgotten items, and we were a little more ready for the minor crises of life.
My list of “extras” a roadschooling mom might keep in the car… [Continue reading]