Friday, March 23, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Learning While on Vacation

We are on Spring Break this week. It was our intention to shut down our brains and just relax for a full week. But, the one thing about homeschooling  is that it's impossible to shut off teacher brain, especially when you are in a completely new environment so full of learning opportunities.

Like seeing hermit crabs while at the beach.

And going to the the naval aviation museum.

And watching the Blue Angels do their practice runs.

Then stopping off to tour Ft. Barrancas.

Learning just cannot stop when you have so much living education around you. Life is my Favorite Resource this week.

No, we didn't touch a book this week. (Well, I did. I read two ... HA!) But it becomes more and more apparent to me how learning is an experience, not a planner of assignments. The richness of learning that occurred this week without planning has been amazing! These are things I am certain my kids will remember for the rest of their lives, not just long enough to regurgitate on a test.

Next year we are planning to take two weeks for Spring Break with our new schedule. But I realized this week that even some of those days will likely be counted as school days. How can we learn so much and not count it as a school day?

I wasn't counting on having a Weekly Wrap-up to link up at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers, but I do.

If you would like to look at a ridiculous amount of pictures of my cute kids in Florida this past week, and read in more detail about what we did on Spring Break, you can read posts found here, here, and here.


  1. Looks like you guys are having a blast! Enjoy the rest of your learning/vacation!!

  2. Nicole, I hope you are enjoying your vacation. My sister lives in the Panhandle (Santa Rosa Beach) and we visit her there often. One of our favorite things to do is go to Shell Island (a state park) and snorkel.

    I so agree with what you say about always homeschooling - it's just hard to turn off learning, isn't it?

  3. Life is my absolute favorite resource all the time! What a great week you've been having :)
    Thanks for sharing with Favorite Resources.

  4. Looks like a great vacation (and a very well-deserved one, too)! Glad to see you all enjoying yourselves!


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