One of the benefits of homeschooling is that we don't have to be at home to do school!
We've been having colds and other various illnesses at our house lately. (Thankfully, after lots of medicine and prayer we are all well now.) On this particular day I felt like we had been cooped up in our house trying to get better for too long. We needed to get out. So I had the boys put their stacks of papers and books in their backpacks, grabbed our computer and headed out the door to the local Starbucks. After ordering coffee, kid's hot cocoas, and a few baked treats, we settled down and got to work. Here is The Free One doing some Math homework in between sips of cocoa.
Taking advantage of Starbuck's WiFi, The Anchor completes some lessons on Reading Eggs. If you don't know what this is check out www.readingeggs.com. It is a great online program that teaches kids to read through lessons, videos, and games. My boys love it and they really do learn!
Here, the Free One is reading a Winnie-the-Pooh book to his little brother.
And these guys in the background... What were they doing? They were sitting and staring at each other exactly like this for almost an hour. They weren't even talking. It was so strange! I pretended to take a picture of my son so they wouldn't know I was really taking a picture of them.
After all their work was finished I let them sit on the couch and watch a movie on the i-pad. Again, thank you Starbucks WiFi! I got a little "me" time which included checking of e-mail and such on the computer, talking on the phone a bit, and reading the Bible.
I have to say that I highly recommend Starbucks School. I hope to schedule this in more often!
So tell me, all you home-schoolers out there, where is the most unusual place you've done school?