Linking up with Kelly.
We live in a semi-suburban, rural area. My children are very involved in multiple activities. This translates into a lot of time in the car! Any activity requires at least 25 minutes, sometimes an hour, drive each way. All this running around is
exhausting for me great for the kids, but it was making completing all our work difficult. The solution, school in the car! Now during these drives we could just try to ignore the “He’s touching me!” “She’s bothering me!” struggles enjoy quality family time, or we can use some educational distractions enrichments to help pass the time. Here is our school on the road plan for this year.
I really wanted to introduce the children to the great composers of history, but how and with what time? Then I found a selection of these on cassette tape for a steal on Cathswap
. We tried them out and my kids were entranced. I purchased the entire set
for this year. What I like best about this series is that is retells the story of each composer’s life interspersed with their works from each time period. At the end there is a “Mini concert” of each composer’s best works.
This is another gem
that I picked up second hand. We have the original series on cassette tape. Although the Cd or DVD sets are close to $50, they are worth every penny. Sr John Vianney has such a gentle way of presenting the Faith in a loving tone. It is completely mesmerizing.
We are continuing our study of Latin with Song School Latin
. We have a portable DVD/Mp3 player to watch the videos once of twice a week on the go. We try to listen to the accompanying CD at least three times a week to help get that vocabulary stuck in our head!
How do you study on the road?