We have had the coldest weather here in NY that we have had in years! What’s more is that I hear rumblings of more deep freezing temperatures coming up in March! With that being said, I am holding my breath and looking ahead to warmer weather.
After being cooped up inside so much during an excessively cold winter like this one, we are all looking to spend as much time as possible outside once the weather improves. The catch is that there will still be school work left to complete! The good news is that having school work to do does not have to keep you indoors! We have found some ways to be able to take our studies outside, adapt our schedule to allow for outside time, and plan school work based on outdoor time.
Tips To Help You Take Homeschool Outside:
1. Pack It Up
When the weather gets nice, we will often just pack up what we can and head out. Head out to the backyard picnic table, head out to the local park, just grab our school books and go! In the picture above, my little one and I celebrated over the chalk alphabet written on the driveway!
2. Plan Outdoor Units
There have been multiple years where I have planned ahead for the warmer weather to include studies we could do outside.
3. Lighten the Load
Another thing we often do is “cram” during the winter months. We will often try to push through some of the nuts and bolts through the cold winter months. This lightens our load for when the weather is warmer. This means we can enjoy more free time outside when the weather is nice.
Our warmer months are few here in New York, so we really have to make the most of the handful of warm weather months that we have. Thus we spend a little extra time finding ways to plan for and accommodate for the nicer weather.
How do you take your homeschool outside?