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20 Resources to help you Roadschool Through the Holidays

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This time of year can be hectic no matter what kind of lifestyle you enjoy. Many families on the road take time off to travel back home for the holidays or simply enjoy their surroundings for the season. No matter what your holiday schedule, the Roadschool Moms team encourages you to Roadschool through the Holidays. These are the favorite homeschool holiday resources on the RoadSchool Moms Approved list this year:

Language Arts & Cross-Curriculum Resources

Homeschool through the Nativity from Intoxicated on Life

All About Christmas from Meet Penny

Holidays Around the World from Teachers Pay Teachers

The History of Santa Claus from Lesson Plans Page

All About Rudolph from Mrs. Thompson’s Treasures

Christmas Vocabulary Puzzles from Road Trip Teacher

Truth in the Tinsel from Oh Amanda

Science

Christmas Science Labs from The Science Penguin

Christmas Nature Study from Our Journey Westward

Tie-Dyed Christmas Ornaments from Happy Hooligans

Math

The Twelve Math Days of Christmas from A2Z Homeschool

Christmas Math Facts from ABCya

Writing & Copywork

The Christmas Story Copywork from Mom’s Mustard Seeds

December Scripture Writing Plan from Sweet Blessings

Reading

Advent Book List from My Humble Kitchen

Christmas Chaper Books to Read Aloud from What Do We Do All Day

12 Christmas Books to Read to Your Kids from Stewardship

Art, Music & Other Fun Resources

Christmas Carols Music Study from Squilt Music

How to Draw a Reindeer from Busy Kids Happy Mom

Christmas Tree Chalk Art from Hodge Podge

Lego Christmas Projects from Frugal Fun 4 Boys

Many of the resources above can be used to homeschool across the ages of your roadschool. Here are a couple of other holiday roadschool resources we found that your middle school/high school teens might especially enjoy:

5 Days of Teen Christmas Ideas from Education Possible

Nutcracker Unit Study from Homegrown Learners

Holiday Math Activities from Lindsay Perro


To listen to the Roadschool Moms’s favorite resources used in their own roadschool during the 2015 holiday season, tune into the December 6th episode of Roadschool Moms over at iTunes!

Roadschool Moms is a live, one-hour weekly broadcast dedicated to the needs and challenges facing today’s roadschool moms. Kimberly Travaglino, of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time, working in current events and featuring a mix of expert guests.

Roadschool Moms Mini Podcasts Share Tips and Advice for Full-Time RVing Families

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Just in time for the holiday season, the Roadschool Moms roll out their mini series to help full-time RVing families make cherished holiday memories.

You can listen to the following shows on their network, The Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network,

Top Ten Gifts for Full-Time RVIng Families

Roadschooling Through the Holidays, Resources for your Lesson Planning

Decorating Your RV for the Holidays

The shows are also available via iTunes at:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/road-school-moms/id854587085?mt=2

 

<a href=”http://roadschoolmoms.com/” target=”_blank”>Roadschool Moms</a> is a live, one-hour weekly broadcast dedicated to the needs and challenges facing today’s roadschool moms. Kimberly Travaglino, of <a href=”http://ww.fulltimefamilies.com/” target=”_blank”>Fulltime Families</a>, and Mary Beth Goff, the <a href=”http://roadtripteacher.com/” target=”_blank”>Road Trip Teacher</a>, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time, working in current events and featuring a mix of expert guests.

Time 4 Learning; The Go Any Where Homeschool Curriculum

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The idea of being responsible for your children’s education can be daunting.  When we hit the road in 2010, I was so nervous and scared that I would ruin my kid’s education and as a result, made quite a mess of things.  I share those experiences, that fear, the learning curve, every Sunday night on Roadschool Moms Live Podcast, but in this post, I want to tell you what has worked best for my four roadschoolers.

 

Over the last five years, we’ve adopted an “eclectic” approach to our homeschool.  Creating our own curriculum from recommended workbooks, researching on the web, and incorporating hands on lessons as much as possible.

While this method has mostly worked for us, I wondered if I was leaving holes in my education approach.  That’s when we “went back to” Time4Learning, online curriculum.  When we first launched, we subscribed to Time4Learning for our, at the time, 3 students.  Back then, wifi coverage was spotty at best and it made an online curriculum very hard to maintain.

However, coverage has come a long way and with the introduction of an Unlimited Verizon Wifi Plan, we were able to reintroduce Time4Learning as the foundation of our Roadschooling efforts.

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We love that this comprehensive curriculum (from K – 12) provides my roadschoolers with grade level learning opportunities.  We also love that it’s “pack and go”.  All you need is a laptop and wifi and you’re ready to learn.  That means you can roadschool at:

  • coffee shop
  • in the park
  • at your picnic table
  • in the club house
  • driving down the road
  • anywhere you like!

Try it for yourself

Recently, Fulltime Families partnered with Time4Learning to provide FtF Members a a totally free, full access two week trial to the system.  For your exclusive promo code, and details on how to take advantage of this offer, visit the Members’ Benefits section of this website.

Books Come to Life for Roadschoolers: Guest Post by Scout Williams

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“It’s so great that you can learn about things by seeing them, experiencing them, rather than just reading about them in a book like the kids that go to school have to.” This is a comment I hear often when I tell people we “roadschool” our kids.   Recently, I noticed another FtF Family, The Williams, had pointed their RV toward adventure and were exploring the backdrop of Marguerite Henry’s 1947 Classic “Misty of Chincoteaque”.  Their youngest roadschooler, Scout, shares her experience with us below:

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Because my family travels in an R.V. around the United States, I was able to visit Chincoteague, Virginia. I read a book, about a year ago, called “Misty of Chincoteague.” It was pretty cool to read, watch, and then experience “Misty of Chincoteague”

“Misty of Chincoteague” is about wild ponies who roam free on the island of Assateague. A boy and girl try and raise money to buy a pony named Phantom. The book tells of many adventures from the round-up, to the day of the auction surrounding pony penning week.

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The town theater of Chincoteague offers a free veiwing of the movie “Misty of Chincoteague” during pony penning week. The movie helped me to visualize the island and the round-up of the ponies. The movie was good but they did not include all of what happened in the book.
I was so excited to be inches away from the wild Chincoteague ponies when they ran through the streets of Chincoteague. It was amazing to experience the auction of the horses. So many people gather for their chance to own one of the little ponies. Some ponies are purchased, named and then released back to Assateague. They try to maintain 150 wild ponies on the island.

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I purchased a raffle ticket for the first horse to land on the shore of Chincoteague. I was so nervous to listen to the numbers being called out, but, unfortunately, I did not win a pony this time.

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I hope, one day, I can visit Chincoteague again, and maybe win a wild pony to travel the United States with! Or maybe even settle down on Chincoteague Island with my very own wild pony!

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