We started our adventures by packing one laundry basket per child with all the “must have” school books. This way we can drag the baskets into each new location and the kids can find their work, pencils, calculators, etc. Homeschooling should always be this easy.
The basket system is working surprisingly well. Everyone knows what they are suppose to be doing and where to find their work. I allow them to pick their subjects, as anything in the basket is something worth doing. They naturally choose different activities at different times as everyone thrives on variety. Their choices are the basics: math, reading, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, science, history. I expect them to complete 3-4 subjects per day. This is a slightly lighter work load than when we are at home…but then we have many other things to do…Also we have only one computer between all of us, and the internet only works occasionally so workbooks and pencils are a necessity.
After several weeks in the mountains it was time to head to the grandparents house: we took a very foggy ferry. Scooter almost jumped out of his skin when he heard the fog horn for the first time. It was very, very LOUD. Note: book baskets are stowed in back of car on ferry.
The highlight of the visit was an invitation to a very formal dinner celebrating the achievements of Happymess kids exceptionally famous scientist grandfather. We are so proud of our own resident scientist who is at the top of his field in almost a dozen different disciplines within the science-math-physics venue. Quantum was chosen as the representative grandchild to attend the event because of his extreme interest in mathematics. He was seated next to a famous statistician and enjoyed learning about the use of mathematics in the field of biology.
Let Me Count the Days: Homeschooling is loving every minute of life and learning to teach throughout the living.