Thursday, August 27, 2015

Homeschooling On The Go

Off on another adventure.  Dad came across an incredible hitch model that makes bumper towing more like fifth wheel towing, which is safer, easier and more comfortable.  Only problem is? It's a $2000 hitch.  We decided it would be worth it to have a safer drive and comfier ride. (Especially since we are both towing newbies).

I was reading a blog about the hitch and came across the idea of buying used... Duh! Our truck is used, our trailer will be used, why wouldn't our hitch be used?  The best news of all? There was a practically brand new-used hitch for half of retail value in Kansas City! That's only 2 1/2 hours away! (Which is considered close in the Midwest BTW.)

So here we are on road trip #2 three days after we have started homeschooling 3 year old AJ.  So we took our lessons on the road. Which is actually the whole reason we decided against mainstream schooling. The flexibility is awesome with homeschooling. Today we learned about God creating Adam and Eve and trees and water.  AJ picked up right away excitedly pointing out all the trees along the road.

Another lesson today was the number zero. Which is a harder concept to teach than you think. Any other number is, "count how many rocks". But you can't count 0 rocks. So with AJ's obsession of trains, every time we saw an empty train track I would ask "How many trains do you see on the train track?" His response is usually, "No trains." So it gives me the perfect opportunity to explain zero!

With that being said, it's a little scary how easy homeschooling has seemed to be so far... I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop to make homeschooling more challenging, which I expect around December 12th.  But hey! It's just another adventure with the Wandering Whitehursts!
AJ hard at work!

*if anyone is interested, look up Hensley Arrow hitch on YouTube*

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