Sunday, June 11, 2017

Travel & Unique

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Here is another two for one in our Blogging the Alphabet series: Travel & Unique

One of the biggest blessings in our home education journey has been the ability to make our own schedule. Not being tied to the local school district's calendar has allowed us a multitude of fun opportunities to travel, both within our state and across the US. By being available to travel when other students are in school, we've been able to visit many places in the just-off-peak seasons and save a lot of money. 

Another fun part of homeschooling is deciding to make a road trip fun and educational. I think our girls have been glad that I'm not the "write a report about it" kind of mom. We go, we have fun, learn something along the way, and chalk it up to history, science, art ... whatever fits where we were that day.

Our girls' education has been unique - tailored to them as individuals, and tailored to what fits our family's budget and life. Some years we've gotten by with used books and $25 in school supplies, and other years we've had more available funds and spent a lot of time during the year on field trips. 

We love when we get to travel, near or far. Speaking of far ...
looking at the pictures above, starting at the top left and going clockwise: 
Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Lake Michigan, IN
St. Louis Arch, St. Louis, MO
Wilson's Creek battlefield, Springfield, MI
Delaware Nation Pow-wow, Copan, OK
Route 66, Baxter Springs, KA

Other fun places we've gone?
Clearwater, FL to see the beach ... and Winter from Dolphin Tale
Nashville, TN ... where we saw Peter Furler
Alton, IL ... site of one of the Lincoln-Douglas debates
Canton, OH ... Pro Football Hall of Fame
Chicago, IL ... on a holiday weekend - yes, we're a little crazy!

So be unique, be yourselves, and have fun. If you get a chance to travel - take it! You'll be making memories that far outlast those math books!

Come back next week and see what we come up with for V.
Until then, go check out the other Blogging through the alphabet posts!

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