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Since we are finally to the blessed point where we both have the freedom to not be in the office AND have money, we plan on taking advantage of that ability as much as we are able. Sometime in the next six months, we are going to be spending a month somewhere warm. Hubby will be working remotely. If it goes well, we may do it again later this year. Typically we frequent Florida but if it goes well, I might push to expand our travels. Visiting all 50 states in on my bucket list :).
Add that to the fact that my (almost) 6 year old is a proficient reader, my quest is for more independent work. All our curriculum for next year is being chosen for its fit for the child using it, but also for the amount of prep and its ability to do on the road as minimally as possible.
It is possible to modify your curriculum for travel. As an example, we will be leaving our Catechism at home & reviewing the years work (the questions are stored in Evernote). Science will be The Burgess Seashore Book for Children (Dover Children’s Classics) and ocean unit study pages instead of Apologia. Math will be flash cards and iPhone apps for basic math facts, time & money.
For Bible, History, Geography, Vocabulary & Handwriting, I’m simply taking the pages I need and doing minimal expansion projects.
Reading will be done via McGuffey readers on Kindle via my phone (or Time 4 Learning — link is to my review). The Burgess Seashore Book for Children is also a Kindle book. My teachers manuals and workbooks are scanned and put into my Dropbox account, also accessible via iPhone or tablet.
I also have a library of read-alouds on Kindle so I don’t have to pack many books. In fact, as I’ve been planning this trip, I’ve started looking for curriculum & resources that I can get electronically in the first place. Unfortunately, my two biggest teachers manuals don’t come in an ebook format. I’m still looking for an alternate solution :). Check out these awesome ladies contributing to 5 Days of Homeschool Essentials, too! Lisa @ Our Simple Kinda Life Tabitha @ The Homeschool Four LaRee @ Broad Horizons Gwen @ Tolivers to Texas Amy @ Counting Change. . . Again Jacquelin @ A Stable Beginning Gena @ I Choose Joy! Adena @ AdenaF Stacie @ Super Mommy to the Rescue What curriculum & books do you use that are road trip friendly?