Homeschool advantage: flip the day

in homeschooling •  6 months ago

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What do you do when it's nice weather in the morning and the forecast calls for thunderstorms in the afternoon? Here's what we do: We flip the day!

Instead of doing school in the morning and be outside to play and explore we flip it around and spend the morning outside, today in the playground. Then when the weather gets bad we can sit inside and do school.

This is one thing we enjoy about our traveling lifestyle. We make our own schedule and can always change things around if we want to.

This kind of freedom makes me feel... FREE!


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Now I see the point of home schooling: flexibility.

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That is only one advantage, but one that we enjoy often.

Sounds like a fun childhood.

I discovered the other day that many states have put their curriculum online. Many do this for free. This makes it easier to get a fully credited education without having to go into those dreadful public schools.

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Thanks for sharing! My wife is a teacher and we put together our own curriculum and try to match it to our travels. For example, last fall we traveled west along the Oregon Trail and studied pioneers and settlers.

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Developing a curriculum is the way to go. However, one needs to know the standardized state curriculum so that you know what is on the standardized tests.

BTW: The URL in your profile goes to a virus page. I would get that thing fixed. I did a domain search. It says you are with Bluehost . Their tech support is good at ridding sites of viruses.

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Yes, it is good to have a curriculum to check against and we do that, but we don't have to deal with standardized tests. We established domicile in Texas and the easy rules (as in none!) for homeschooling was one big reason for that.

Thanks for noticing that something was up with the link to our website! Someone else said something simular a few days ago and then I could not find anything wrong or reproruce the issue. Today I found and fix a malware issue and it should work fine now. Thank you!

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I am glad you fixed the site before it was thrown into Google's quarantine. I once had malware installed on a site of mine. It took several years to completely clean up every nasty thing that the miscreants did.

NOTE, in my case it was the webhost that installed the malware, not just a hacker.

PS: I dropped a link to it on my directory. Good luck with your travels.

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That's awesome! When we go out of town for work, we will try on occasion to take the kids. A few months ago, we went to Chicago and hit the Shed Aquarium, the Planetarium and the Field Museum. Before that, we went to Denver and visited the Museum of Nature and Science. I absolutely love homeschooling!

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We love it and fieldtrips are an important part of school. We try to go somewhere interesting about once a week. Our kids love museums and we all really enjoy our field trip days.

We totally agree with you. Traveling and homeschooling is great for the flexibility in scheduling schoolwork. We often enjoy going out in the middle of the day, mostly because it is the least busy time of day since people are either at school or work. Is your family going to continue homeschooling through the summer?

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We will continue over the summer but will slow down a little and take more days. We are traveling to Sweden to spend time with my family and I will also work for about 6 weeks but since we like learning to not just be school but a part of life we never really stop or take a vacation from that.

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Very cool! We also have a very similar homeschool set up in that we love to learn as well, so we don't really feel the need to take breaks (with the exception of the holiday season). It is great to see that your kids are able to have a traveling homeschool experience, especially at a young age. :)