Roadschool Record Keeping Made Easy

The pencils are sharpened and planner options appear everywhere on the table! The Roadschool Moms duo is sorting it all out. Moreover, with 30 years of Mom-experience, these two fulltime RVing mamas share affiliate links for products used in their own rolling homeschools. Episode four is all about homeschool record keeping for a successful roadschool year!

Record keeping requirements vary depending on the state. But, everyone agrees a record of family learning activities is important. Even unschoolers might record attendance, activities and projects in case of a domicile change. Being prepared helps families stay cool under pressure! As with any system, the best one is the one you will use.

In their usual quest for all the answers, the Roadschool Moms team talks with record keeping expert, Dave, from Homeschool Tracker, on the show. Hit the replay to reveal all the details about this comprehensive and easy-to-use online program from this feature interview:

  • Program for all levels of detailed record keeping
  • Includes grading option and other report features
  • High school transcripts a snap
  • Student access for assignments and more
  • Manages up to 20 students
  • Training webinars and video user guides

Live listeners earn the chance to win an entire year of Homeschool Tracker. Listen in for more details. Those who catch the replay still have a chance to take advantage of a free trial offer.

If a curriculum with integrated record keeping is in your sights, look no further than Time4Learning. This customized, self-paced K-12 program is a great fit for many roadschoolers. The log-in history for each child creates reports and an attendance record. As a result, homeschool portfolios and transcripts come together in a snap. For a free trial, use “roadschooler” to give it a test drive for the next successful roadschool adventure.

Some homeschoolers prefer a paper style record keeping system.  Most noteworthy, Roadschool Moms Sarah James sends her glowing recommendation for A Plan in Place. This site has it all with planners for kids at different age levels or even mom and dad! Shopper options include customized hard-copy planners as well as digital products. This site offers a straightforward way to stay organized.

If you are looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure, scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 120 podcast replays.

Roadschool Moms is a live, one-hour weekly broadcast dedicated to the needs and challenges facing today’s roadschool moms. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard.

Vision for a Successful Roadschool Year

 

It’s time to look ahead to next year’s roadschool plan. The Roadschool Moms team begins a 12-part series all about planning a successful roadschool year. Up first: Your traveling homeschool needs a vision! Special guest, Mary Jane Williams joins MB this week to share her tips on developing a mission for this important piece of the fulltime RVing family puzzle.

These veteran homeschool moms are here to remind listeners that it’s never too early to plan for the next school year. Tune in to this episode to find out how to stay on track and be intentional with next year’s learning adventure.

Every family’s goals are different. This podcast message is a reminder that comparison is a thief; therefore, it’s important to develop a plan that works for your household. Questions to lead you down the right path include:

  • What does education mean to your family?
  • Do your kids have specific interests to be addressed this year?
  • What are your spiritual goals?
  • How will your travel goals factor into your plans?
  • What life skills can you introduce to your kids?
  • Are non-academic areas a focus for your family?
  • How can goals be achieved for each roadschooler individually while keeping the vision for your family unit?

Other homeschool planning advice this week’s show brings to the table include staying off social media for this important task. Instead, look to your heart for the vision needed for a successful roadschool year.

It wouldn’t be a Roadschool Moms show without the discussion of travel plans. These mamas share  great tips on how to integrate travel goals into homeschool plans. Mary Jane talks about past trips in national parks, popular destinations, and food locales to find the best learning adventures. A few nuggets of information is revealed from their family’s  priorities for future travel and where it will take them later this year.

This podcast is summed up with the thought

Children are not things to be molded, but people to be unfolded.

Roadschool moms everywhere are challenged to set a VISION for next year’s roadschool  that will intentionally unfold their children while adding wisdom to the family homeschool foundation.

 If you are looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure, scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 120 podcast replays.

Roadschool Moms is a live, one-hour weekly broadcast dedicated to the needs and challenges facing today’s roadschool moms. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard.

Summer Sun and Roadschool Fun

The Roadschool Moms team has their sunglasses on and their homeschool calendars out! The first episode of Season 10 is all about roadschooling summer style. MB & KT have chatted before about the summer roadschool rules in their rig. If you missed it, hit the replay here.

This episode is different! These two veteran homeschoolers bring you specific examples of how to take your family on a learning adventure for the sunny season.

Is your family taking a break from a structured homeschool schedule? No problem! Roadschool Moms has you covered with these seven sweet suggestions:

  1. Photography journey
  2. Scavenger hunt plans
  3. Summer Reading Calendars
  4. A Gamer Summer
  5. Postcard Journal
  6. Themed Adventure
  7. Summer Journal

Year-round roadschoolers, don’t fret! This over-the-road duo has three ways to take your learning adventure for a summer spin, too! If structure is still in your homeschool plans for the season, consider:

If your plans aren’t set for June through August, that’s ok. You can take these homeschool planning suggestions on the road with you wherever in the world you are.  Are you still feeling confused or lonely for the months ahead? Connecting with other fulltime RVing families is a breeze for Fulltime Family members. And, for finding a roadmap for your next learning adventure, scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find over 100 podcast replays.

Roadschool Moms is a live, one-hour weekly broadcast dedicated to the needs and challenges facing today’s roadschool moms. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard.

Easter Message: What Do You Deserve?

This Easter Sunday, KT and MB chat a bit about the philosophy of getting what you deserve.  The philosophy in our culture teaches us that the harder we work, the more we deserve. Whether it’s a daily latte, a luxury car, that big house on the hill, or the annual fancy vacation, we believe that we are deserving of these fine things.

But, God’s Kingdom is a topsy turvy world in that we all fall short. We are all sinners and yet, we are saved by grace. While our sins earn us separation from the Lord, our Father created a way for each of us to have eternal life. Through faith, we are saved. This is not what we deserve.

This reward system is a contradiction to the everyday American idea that you work hard so you can play hard. Our culture is built on the idea that if you work hard enough, you will be rewarded with the things you so deserve. God doesn’t teach this idea. As a matter of fact, God doesn’t issue a ticket to heaven based on your work ethic. Everlasting life in His kingdom is based on one simple action. Believe.

You can’t work your way into heaven. At the end of the day, the end of your life, God does not tally up the hours you toll. He doesn’t measure your worth by anything you do at all! Instead, he gives us the opportunity to have everlasting life by believing in Him. No work involved. No merit pay. No time card needed. Your eternal vacation has already been booked! God sent his only son to pay the debt. We earn it by a following this one single command. “For whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

In this special Easter message, Kimberly and Mary Beth encourage you to do these two things:

  • Practice grace daily
  • Show love one to one another

For this is how you will receive exactly what you do not deserve. Click play now for an inspiring Easter message from your Roadschool Moms.

Roadschool Moms is a live, one-hour weekly broadcast dedicated to the needs and challenges facing today’s roadschool moms. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard. Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 100 podcast replays that contain episodes for encouragement from wherever in the world they are.

Roadschooling Multiple Ages Simultaneously

Think of homeschooling multiple ages as a branch in the household tree that grows a life with multiple kiddos! Unless you are a family with an only child or or a single set of multiples, there are already multiple aged activities going on in the house. From eating breakfast or navigating extracurriculars to sleep time routines, there are different seasons of your daily routines (the combination of babies, toddlers, tweens, or teens). This episode helps formulate a plan to keep your roadschool running smoothly and includes more than 10 ways to keep all ages of your kiddos on the road to a successful learning adventure.

The Road Trip Teacher talks about the things in her Ready! Set! Go! bag that is she always has on hand for learning at home or on the go. More details about this bag of tricks can be found over at Road Trip Teacher.

Join the Roadschool Moms in this episode as MB and KT share their time-tested tips for teaching across the ages in your RV (tips will also work for non-wheeled homes 😉

 

Adding Morning Time to your Roadschool

morning-time-show-buttonMary Beth has been talking about it for weeks. She’s told us, how it’s breathed new life into her roadschool. She’s told us it brought everyone in her RV together. She’s gushed about how much her Roadschool 101 crew looks forward to it every day… but what is Morning Time?

On this episode discover, along with Kimberly, as Pam Barnhill of EdSnapShots.com, shares with us the key points of Morning Time and her Morning Basket Routine.

Pam encourages that by adding this intentional family time to your homeschool routine (even if you don’t do it in the morning), you can recapture the joy of learning for your whole family. Making cherished memories becomes the easy part of your day. What’s in your Morning Basket?

Homeless Homeschooling – HIRL Episode 124

Free homeschool podcast about homeschooling on the road. RV homeschooler.Homeless homeschoolers? Sorry for the bait and switch, but this family is anything but homeless! This is a family who decided to take the kids AND the homeschool on the road! Join us and our special guests Megan and Mike Knorpp from KnorppandSouth.com. The Knorpps are homeschooling parents of 9 and cross-country travelers extraordinaire. We discuss the logistics of housing 11 people in 800 square feet, the excitement of learning by doing and exploring, and how exactly they’re paying for this whole crazy adventure! 

If you’ve ever dreamed of taking your homeschool on the road, this episode is for you. 

EPISODE TIMELINE

:50 – Fluff : Book Writing and Fletch has a sore butt from driving so much. 
7:38 – Interview with Mike and Megan Knorpp – Homeschooling and living in an RV
35:23 – Goodbye! The Show Is Over!


SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:
Knorpp and South – our guest for this episode
A Prairie Home Companion
Pre-Release for Lost and Found – Kendra’s book due in February 2017

Follow Fletch/Kendra:
Fletch Twitter
Kendra Twitter

Follow the Studio Dogs:
Betty the Surf Dog – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website
Rasta The Chocolate Lab – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website

Previous Episodes Mentioned:
I Love Homeschooling…But I Hate Teaching Writing – Episode 113
Homeschooling in Alaska – Episode 100
What Homeschooling Does To A Marriage – Episode 17

Music clips used on this episode:
Holiday Roads by Lindsey Buckingham – Buy It Here on ITunes


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Roadschool Fall Favorites

Fall Roadschool Show ButtonAhh Fall! What a great time for roadschooling! From leaf portraits to finger print fall trees. From delicious fall treats to hearty fall recipes. In this episode, the Roadschool Moms talk all things fall and share their favorite autumn adventures.
Check out the special Pinterest board that accompanies this episode: https://www.pinterest.com/roadschoolmoms/roadschool-moms-all-things-fall/

Recap of the FtF Colonial Times Rally and Special Guests, Trent and Siobhan Walker

screen-shot-2016-09-15-at-11-20-08-amClick play on this episode to hear all the highlights from the 2016 Fulltime Families Colonial Times Rally that just wrapped up at Tall Pines Campground in Bainbridge, NY.

47 families,  154 kids, 4 days, 17 homemade boats, and many musically gifted families including Trent and Siobhan Walker.

Click play now to hear about upcoming events and the precious memories your family can create by attending an FtF Event.

A Dad’s Impression of Roadschooling

2014 09 21 FamilyMan Show ButtonWhat’s a dad’s role in Roadschooling? What are dads ideas about roadschooling? Tune into this episode to hear from Todd Wilson, The Family Man, to be encouraged by a dad’s eye view of roadschooling. Also, in honor of Father’s Day, we announce the winner of the 2016 Father’s Day Foto Contest and the winner of Lippert’s Waste Master.

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