Category Archives: Road Schooling

The Field Trip Not Taken

Today we’re not going on a field trip. We won’t be touring Appomattox Court House, where General Lee surrendered and America’s Civil War ended. We won’t be with our friends from our homeschool co-op. We won’t be punctuating our study … Continue reading

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We Brake for Skies

Yesterday we were passing through Barboursville on our way back from a soccer tournament. The trip had been especially pretty, with the air taking on a golden glow as two full days of hard rain transitioned Virginia from summer humidity … Continue reading

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Capstone History Field Trip: Civil War

Our homeschool co-op has been studying American history this year, and we ended the year with a Capstone History Field Trip like none other. We camped near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia in The Treehouse Camp at Maple Tree Campground, and … Continue reading

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What We’re Listening To: A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Our current audiobook is Madeleine L’Engle’s novel, A Swiftly Tilting Planet. We’ve already heard the first two books in the trilogy, the well known novel A Wrinkle in Time and its sequel A Wind in the Door. We’re listening to … Continue reading

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Homeschooling and Soccer

Homeschoolers are sometimes portrayed as sports misfits. Despite Tim Tebow’s success in college and professional football, the popular myth is that homeschoolers may not have the physical prowess or social skills to successfully play team sports. Upon winning the coveted … Continue reading

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