Sunday, December 23, 2012

I so want to ROADSCHOOL! ULTIMATE homeschool fantasy is ROADSCHOOLING!
It is my dream to buy a nice RV, have enough funds to load up the hubby, the kids and the pets and hit the road for a year or two. Stopping wherever we want in the USA, following every one of those historical plaques, driving the Oregon Trail(as close as possible), seeing where the Civil War was raged, where Custer took his last stand, etc.
Making the time between each stop our lesson from the previous stop...
Since we became accidental homeschoolers in Fall 2008...I have devoured every article, blog and post I can find about Roadschooling! I am envious of those that can pick up and do this! My boys are high schoolers now and there is very little time left TO homeschool them. Maybe at some point we can get a chance to do this.
How many of you roadschool? How many of you WANT to roadschool but cannot?
One place you want to go? One thing you want to do most of all while on the road?
Mine is to travel and stop at EVERY one of those historical plaques you see on the side of the road. I am sure there are thousands but it still would be the ideal roadschool trip!
Happy Homeschooling!

Using Contextual Clues for your Spelling Practice!

My boys, despite being high schoolers still love to use Vocabulary/Spelling City for their spelling words! 
They love the fact that I get to plug in their words, line up the practice test, several games daily using their words and then their final test on Thursday(our last day of the schoolweek)! Over the past 4+ years since we became accidental homeschoolers....I feel my boys have learned MORE with Spelling City than all their years in public school!
Out of all the games offered at VSC, their 2 favorites are Hangmouse and WhichWord Sentences! I love the WhichWord Sentences because it gives contextual clues for the identification of their spelling or vocabulary words! And the fact that they can play it online OR I can print it out! Win Win for me and for them as we can switch it up!
Any homeschoolers that ask me for spelling advice, I send them to VSC because you can get free membership OR for a low yearly price...get the premium membership which is what we do! The price is worth it, we MORE than get our $$ worth!
Happy Homeschooling!