Homeschooling on the Road


Homeschooling on the Road

We have homeschooled our son all his life. Forest was homeschooled all his life and I was homeschooled my high school years. It doesn’t matter if you are homeschooling on the road in an RV or in a house. The concept is still the same.

Different Curriculums

There are many different curriculums to choose from. A few are Easy Peasy, Ron Paul Homeschool, Masterbooks, Bookshark, Time4Learning, Switched On Schoolhouse, Charlotte Mason, and many more.

The options are endless. There are curriculums that are only online. The downside to these is that you always have to be in a spot with internet. Another option are ones that are on CDs. These are nice because even if you don’t have internet, your child can still do schoolwork and you don’t have to carry a large amount of books with you. Then there is the book version. The downside to the book version is that you have to have a lot of books with you. The upside is that your child won’t be sitting in front of a screen all day.

I started out doing Accelerated Achievement (A2). This is all on 1 cd for grades k-12. You only need to purchase your math books. Sadly, this curriculum is no longer available. Then we switched to Calvert and then Bookshark. I LOVE the Bookshark curriculum. It’s pretty reading intense, but the books are so good.

For high school, we are doing a virtual academy with live instruction. Personally, I don’t feel adequate enough to teach him what he needs to know to graduate. It’s nice because I have the peace of mind knowing he will have a public school diploma while still homeschooling him. This is important to me because I was homeschooled in my highschool years and have been turned down by jobs like Amazon because of it.

What about Socialization?

Now for the socialization part. My son is very well socialized. I would even say that he is more social than me.

In public school, kids only get to socialize with a small group of peers. My son gets to socialize with many people of all ages. Therefore, in my option, he has a better head start. The child can be any age and he will still play with them and not exclude them.

Workamping at the RV parks, Glenn is with me in the office quite a bit or riding around with Forest helping him outside and talking with the guests.

Homeschooling on the road can be as hard or easy as you make it. In conclusion, it’s a matter of finding what works and fits for you and your child. The time spent making memories with my son is something I wouldn’t trade for the world.

Shanna

Shanna is the 2nd half of Forestandshanna. Like Forest, Shanna loves to travel and see new places. They love to go camping, hiking, and traveling.

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