Do you homeschool in the car?
I do….and apparently I’m not the only one.
Apparently, there is an entire book devoted to homeschooling in the car…..
(I don’t have this book…but I do love herClickSchooling website!)
We do quite a bit of school in the car.
My opinion is that when you homeschool you just have to be open for the opportunities to arise and somehow you’ll squeeze all the curriculum goals in before the end of the year. I really believe that.
I have to believe that because I don’t have a magic fairy that comes in and teaches my children Art History and Global Economics….leaving me free to solve the numerous daily hassles that seem to always come up:
Like when I have to run back to the store to pick up the cheese that I forgot…
OR to pick up the cheese that the lady charged me for but didn’t put in the bag…….
OR to pick up the cheese that the lady charged me for, and put in the bag, but whirled the bag back around that stupid spinning thing at Wal-mart and hid the other half of my groceries from view leaving me to pack up three children in the pouring rain and head back to the store just so we have what we need come dinner time….which is approaching ever so quickly…..and we might as well pick up McDonnalds anyway, cause it’s too late for Chicken Parmesan anyway! Yeah.
(TOTALLY HOW I FEEL ABOUT IT)
So Moving On…….Lately we’ve been quite sick, I even lost my voice…(betcha didn’t even notice)…and we’ve been traveling alot (…..more on that later), and of course we’re just horrible “Planners” in general…..always running out of toliet paper and laundry soap at just the right time…..
All of which equals more and more of “Car Time” and less and less of school time.
So to counteract
life all of these crazy issues that keep popping up, I’ve begun to think of how I can utilize this time on the road.
So I came up with this ingenious idea.
Clipboards for the Car.
Really Rocket science here folks….
Of course I had to sell it on the kids, so I let them go crazy with some Modge Podge…… and they turned them into some “Really, Super Duper Extra Special Travel Pads!” (you know……for when we want to bring along all our super cool worksheets to the dentists office)
It was like taking candy from a baby.
When they finished tearing out every worksheet within reach, and attaching them to their clipboards I knew I had a gold mine.
I knew I had to share…..because I’m gonna milk this on as long as I can.
Homeschooling in the Car rocks.
In fact I now have a school bag dedicated especially for stuff to bring in the car.
I also keep a spelling list in my center console……
Next to my iPhone…….which is jam packed with every educational “AP” I can find (lest the kids have a moments rest from learning)
But the point is that I wanted to stop the,
“It’s to hard to write when the cars moving, and the pencil pokes through the paper and my leg and it hurts… and brother is leaning on me and I can’t focus on my math………….” whining in the car.
And these clipboards are going to help. I just know it.
If you’re unfamiliar with Modge Podge, I posted a tutorial of how how we made these clipboards on our main site.
Anyone else have a Handy Tip for Carschooling?