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Our Favorite Classroom: Car School

If you haven’t done it yet, you’ve got to try it. It is literally my favorite part of being a relaxed, eclectic homeschooler. What is it you ask?! Car School! That’s right, some of our most productive, and amazing homeschool days happen in the car. There’s something about the car, the confinement, the inability to run away, the lack of distractions (minus Sean Mendez on the radio lol). We end up car schooling quite a bit, not only because we love it, but also because we live far away from just about everything. 🙂 It takes us 20 minutes to the closest town, an hour to a real town and an hour to get to our homeschool meetups, so in that time we can accomplish a lot. Yesterday we had to take an impromptu trip to Oklahoma City. We are adding a truck to our fleet, and my husband needed … Continue reading

Spark Schooling: How to Light a Fire In Your Child

spark schooling, how to light a fire in your child

In our short time as homeschoolers we’ve tried on a few different titles; eclectic, relaxed, unschooler… but none have been quite the perfect fit. Yesterday, in the middle of a conversation, on the way to see Hidden Figures with my mom and daughter the title hit me. Spark Schoolers. That is what we are. We were talking about bunny trails, and how when you get excited about one little thing, it can lead to the next thing, to the next, to the next, until you can’t even remember how you started down the path. This is probably my favorite thing in the world, and my favorite way to learn… following these bunny trails. It’s already happening in our homeschool… and I just didn’t SEE it! The other day we were watching short videos from Great Big Story. One of them was Sharks of the Sky: Five Stories of Raptors and … Continue reading