I’ve been asked a few times about what our typical homeschool day looks like. First, I would say there isn’t much that’s “typical” about our family. I don’t have a label for what we do either. When I first started this homeschooling journey I had some negative preconceived notions. The funny thing
is, I didn’t even know anyone who homeschooled. My belief then was that a rigorous academic course was necessary for my kids to stay ahead of their peers.
Traditional school wasn’t working for us and we wanted more for our kids than what was offered in a classroom. I had never given thought to homeschooling. Quite honestly, I had planned on working harder just to pay private school tuition. When I first pulled Stephanie from her school, two months into the first grade, I placed her in daycare with Aaron while I worked on the logistics of what we were going to do. I researched private schools in the area, I considered hybrid homeschooling where she would spend part of the week in class and the rest at home. I never could find the right fit. So I decided homeschooling was the answer.
That list included things like:
I bought Skylanders trap team with my own money. It’s a little like the other Skylanders games but there are challenges that you can unlock like Kaos’ doom challenge. You can still use the old Skylanders figures.
1. Let the fly fly around the house.
2. Hold the raisin in your palm.
3. Swat at the fly then pop a raisin in your mouth.
It will look like you’re eating a fly!
2x jello (red)
1. Make jello in cup.
2. Put the drinking straw in the clear cup before the jello chills.
3. Put in fridge for two hours.
It makes the thickest fruit punch ever!
trying to figure out a new fifth wheel, road schooling kids, working from the road, pet care on the road, etc. and we came up with the genius (**cough**) idea to create a blog along the way. So we spent an extended car ride coming up with cool names and talking about the subjects we want to talk about, and then my wife set up the site last night. So now we have to actually do it, right?
I’m Steve, the dad, and I’ll be filling you in on any honey-do projects or camper mods we work on, as well as some of the more technical things we have to deal with camper wise. You’re also hopefully get a chuckle or two along the way. You’ll also find that I’m a quote-a-holic. My favorites usually come in 2 flavors…insightfully reflective or childishly humorous. You have been warned!
My wife Karen will have plenty to say about finances and the unschooling of the crumb snatchers. She’s been running that show for years now and really has some great ideas and projects that I’m sure she’ll share with everyone.
Stephanie is our 11 year old television, reading and animal expert. She’ll be providing plenty of show and book reviews I’m sure, as well as keeping you up to date on our monster dogs and their adjustment to camper life. She’s also a hell of a baton twirler, and she is participating in the Junior Olympics this summer…I’m sure she’ll mention that too.
Aaron is our 7 year old techno-geek. He is addicted to anything mechanical, especially if it’s electronic. He loves to read instruction manuals for the craziest things (even things we don’t own), so expect some really cool feedback from him. He’s also a video game junkie and he’s learning to write code and program his arduino set.