Benefit # 3716

There are many benefits to homeschooling, as you can see by the title of this post. One that we’re taking advantage of this week is the ability to go on vacation and still count your child present at school.

It’s so nice to be able to get away whenever the family schedule allows it, whether “outside school” is actually in session or not. It’s also great to be able to get school work done while you’re away so it isn’t left piling up and waiting for you when you get back.

My intentions were to bring Reagan’s school work with us so we could seamlessly work in her specific texts. That didn’t happen though. We were trying to leave so quickly that not only were school books left behind, some unmentionables were left behind as well (and I’m not going to mention whose they were…but they weren’t mine…ahem).

This is where the internet comes in. I googled “math worksheets” and quickly found a site that allowed me to create very specific worksheets for her. I googled “french worksheets” and found coloring pages for Christmas words in French. I googled “logic problems” and found tons of websites that had logic problems with varying degrees of difficulty.

People who are more resourceful and creative might even get by without the internet. I could have taken Reagan outside and found some cool math lesson to do with acorns and ants, which would have segued into science as well. My creativity doesn’t extend past reading a sewing pattern so the internet is what works for us.

So, while we’re lounging around this morning waiting to have lunch with our family members who aren’t so fortunate to have these days off, Reagan is getting a little bit of school work done. And we’re counting her present for one more day of school.

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10 thoughts on “Benefit # 3716

  1. We love homeschooling. Trips anytime (off season rates and less crowds), sleeping till 8 am, school done by lunchtime, no dealing with things that get “picked up” at school, just to name a few.

    I can’t imagine doing anything else!

  2. It is also a great thing about a Classical school that promotes that the family is really the foundation of education. We are able to get work before our trip and have it to turn in upon our return, therefore not getting behind while on vacation!

  3. I love the flexibility your situation offers. I had the best of both worlds when I was between Ashlyn and Reagan’s ages.

    I had my grandmother (who taught me to read, write, pray, the Pledge, words to several songs) before I ever set foot in a school. Then I had school which, initially, I was bored at because grandma had done such a good job.

    Every summer, my mom got workbooks in several subjects for the grade I would go into in the fall and I had to do work in them every day.

    I never really appreciated what they did ’til I grew up. 🙂

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