Making the most of your school day
by Lauren Winslow
During my parent/teacher conference, we decided it was needed to take a little time away from the traditional classroom; thankfully the principal agreed. You see, our living room table was getting a bit tiresome so we took off for a fieldtrip to Colonial Williamsburg as a family. As homeschoolers our school schedule can correlate with our work schedule. Thus, on a
moment’s notice we prepare ourselves to actually live history, instead of just discussing history. As our American past came alive for us in Williamsburg, I was struck with how each person in this community had
their own talents – they worked together to make life happen. I cannot help but think about our little Georgetown, SC and how similar to colonial Williamsburg it is. It was a busy seaport by 1729, and official in 1732.
Georgetown saw the effects of the American Revolution just like Williamsburg. It saw British troops in its streets and slavery and plantations. Georgetown had to be self-sufficient much like colonial Williamsburg- by working together to create a successful community.
The homeschooling world, is much like the colonial world of Williamsburg, VA. A good homeschool family works hard to use the skills they have, but they come together as a community to benefit from the resources around them. This allows for a more robust opportunity for success for their children and their families as a whole.
About the Author: Raised in Irmo, SC, Lauren Winslow met her husband, Tom Winslow in high school in 1994. They moved to Georgetown, SC and married and had 1 child before moving to Murrells Inlet where their second child was born. Lauren homeschools their 4th and 1st grader while helping with bookkeeping at Tom’s law office, Winslow Law. Lauren loves to read, travel and aspires to grow anything in her garden that produces hardly anything.