This is one of the most common questions we get about traveling full-time – what about school for our kiddos?
This upcoming year Liam will be in the second grade and Hadley, although only turning 5 this August, will start Kindergarten.
We will homeschool both of them. I NEVER thought I’d homeschool my kids, but I’m finding myself really excited about homeschooling on the road – which is often called Roadschooling.
Jeremy, teacher by profession, has a Master’s in Education with 13 years of teaching experience. He’ll likely be leading the lessons each morning, while I fit in my work. I love reading chapter books with the kids and we currently spend every night reading (one of my favorite times with the kids) – and this will continue on the road.
We will continue to emphasize reading, math and science. With lots of history and social studies lessons based on the places we are visiting. We anticipate lots of learning opportunities on the road and are excited about the possibilities.
We will integrate technology when we feel it adds value including the use of iPads. Jeremy recently attended a training on some of the best iPad learning apps – and we’ll use these when it makes sense.
And we plan to take advantage of local libraries, local events and festivals, visitors centers, museums and Junior Ranger programs at the state parks. We anticipate there won’t be any shortage of learning opportunities – for us all!
It’s our initial plan to register them through our domicile state of Washington – and have all evaluations and testing done through Washington.
In the next month we hope to select an official homeschool curriculum.
Do you have favorite homeschool curriculum that you’d recommend? Leave a comment and let us know, we’d love to hear from you!