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Tagged With: homeschool

School on the Road

Fiona is now in third grade. There are less than five weeks of school left and four of them we'll be on the road. I've already got her curriculum sorted out. She's home schooled through a State-funded program and we meet weekly with a local teacher. Obviously that's not going to happen while we travel. … Continue reading »

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A Small Town Public Library

Our family is living in a small town public library. Not really. However here in Rice Lake Wisconsin Joel's mom doesn't have internet access in her apartment. Since we must have internet access in order to work, we just walk across the parking lot to the Rice Lake Public Library. We've met some very friendly … Continue reading »

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Meet Other Traveling Families

Today we met other traveling families. I connected with these families on Twitter and found out they were in the Phoenix Arizona area at the same time as us. So we arranged to meet up at The Riparian Institute in Mesa for lunch today. Let me introduce you. The Boyink family started traveling the same … Continue reading »

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Day-to-Day Life House Sitting in Arizona

We're settling in at our house sitting gig here in Mesa. We both feel at 'home' here. It's helpful that we're house sitting for close friends and have stayed with them extensively in the past. So we know where everything is, how to use the washer and dryer, when to put out the trash for … Continue reading »

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What About Socialization?

Not only are we homeschooling Fiona, we're traveling while doing so. The question of socialization comes up again and again. Who will she play with? How will she learn social skills? Hopefully by the time a child is ready to start school parents have already taught them social skills. Fiona was taught to say 'please' … Continue reading »

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Swimming is Fiona's P.E. for Homeschooling Today

Fiona is homeschooled and needed something to do today for P.E. Fortunately, the Wilson's have a pool. Fiona did a lot of swimming when she was very little since we lived in apartments with pools until she was 2. However she hasn't done much swimming in the past 4 years. Periodically she has been able … Continue reading »

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