Just over a year has passed since I first contemplated homeschooling.
|This seems like a good place to study|
The idea first entered my head while on vacation. We had taken our first cruise, traveling around the Mediterranean and whooping it up (as much as one can whoop with three young and demanding Agents in tow), and I kept teasing my husband that he needed to score a job as Cruise Ship Captain, so the kids and I could travel around with him at deeply discounted family rates and see the world. I thought it odd that, although I had never considered it before, it flashed through my mind: I would totally homeschool them for that kind of opportunity.
Anyway, fast-forward a few months and it's time for Agent E to start Kindergarten. We willingly and happily registered her, but something is nagging at me and and I can't quite figure out what. One day it just kind of hits me: What If We Just Don't Send Her? And instead let her continue learning at her own pace and traveling and see what happens? Could this work for her siblings as well?
We soon learned that one of the many advantages of homeschooling is that your "classroom" can be absolutely anywhere. We have a small box we keep our current school supplies in, and we use a binder to organize paperwork and notes, but we don't just "do" school in any one place.
Oh, yeah . . . where was I going with this? School room. Right. We've embraced the idea of practicing child-led education, and that means we can find learning opportunities anywhere. How about a photo? (Or six?)
|With Agent J at the top of the Eiffel Tower|
|Exploring the back yard|
|Posing with one of our favorite tools, the giant maps|
|Agent E in Greece, on the starting line |
of the original Olympic stadium
|Sometimes we even work in the kitchen|
|Visiting a carpet-making factory in Turkey|