A Day at Home with Roadschool Moms

What does a typical homeschool day look like with the Roadschool Moms team? Hit the replay from Episode #167 Roadschool Moms Radio to find out!

Mary Beth begins the broadcast with tales from her recent visit to The City Museum. She reveals this monstrosity of a museum is one of the most engaging, fabulous attractions visited by her family in their 7 years as a fulltime family on the road.  The biggest tip from this segment of Roadschool Moms Radio is the 6 Must Have Things to take on your own roadschool adventure to this everchanging playground for all ages. (Note: this attraction sells knee pads in their gift shop. What?)

This episode provides listeners with a look at a Day at Home with the Roadschool Moms co-hosts.  Listening to the roadschooling duo chit chat about their week gives a snapshot of how each pairs this learning style with the adventure that can be found in a normal homeschool routine. The replay is a live recording by the Roadschool Moms team from wherever in the world they are. Holly broadcasts from her back porch in Central Florida. Across the country, Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher calls in from behind the wheel from a lesser known Crossroads of America in west central Indiana. These two are on a mission to encourage and inspire Roadschool Moms everywhere to receive each day as a gift; and, to keep eyes peeled for the next turn where education meets adventure. Hit the replay to hear more about this idea that will unsabatoge your homeschool and your life.

Roadschool from the Back Porch

Holly shares her love for nature from every facet of The Giles Frontier. She talks about a roadschool adventure not so long ago with the manatee in her homestate. Pictured left is a shot of her homeschool pack on a visit to Crystal River Preserve.  This week’s show intro is followed with Holly’s personal experience of how she began homeschooling. She reveals the challenges her family faced when oldest son Grayson had a stroke early in his life. What unfolds next is what led to the family’s homeschool journey.  This homeschool veteran gives many examples of how easy it is to embark on a learning lifestyle revival. Looking for more direction from Holly? Check out the many Adventure Classes directed by this backyard naturalist this spring! Hit the replay to hear more of Holly’s inspiration and encouragement.

Roadschool from Behind the Wheel

Mary Beth reflects how the Road Trip Teacher was formed from her early homeschooling experiences on the road. She admits that mistakes were made by the dozen in her first years of school at home, an example she vehemently discourages against.  This homeschool mama reminds her homeschooling sisters to stay in their own lane. She encourages others to take a year or even two to find your groove. Stay out of your own way! That’s a sentiment that both Roadschool Moms wildly agree on. The team also touches on the labels of unchooling and eclectic learning styles. A brief talk about curriculum also is discussed.

Finally, each of these moms talk about a typical homeschool week from the back porch and behind the wheel. The Road Trip Teacher talks specifics about days of the week and how roadschool unfolds during different seasons of the family travel schedule. She gives examples of her kid’s resources including how Notgrass History is being used to gain four full credit for her high schooler. Holly elaborates on a week with her crew that includes the family lawn business, chores, and homeschool fundamentals.

Roadschool Moms Chit-Chat-o’Meter – Fast forward to listen:

  • 8:10  How we started homeschooling
  • 18:10 Labeling your homeschool
  • 29:35 Curriculum talk
  • 37:05 A view of our week

Prairie Life book club.

More about Roadschool Moms

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 165 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. As a result, more and more families are moving into a home on wheels. Further, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. These roadschool defined adventures don’t stop there. Holly Giles, founder of The Giles Frontier, and Mary Beth Goff, creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling from the back porch of your home and behind the wheel across America’s backyard.

Roadschool Moms:  Season 12


 


Roadschool: No RV Needed!

The Roadschool Moms team hits the ground running in episode #166. Roadschooling with no RV needed? You bet! Mary Beth begins the broadcast with news that after 165 hours of Roadschool Mom fun & fellowship, KT is stepping away from the podcast. Kimberly and her family are being led on a new adventure in full-time ministry. Holly Giles, the creator of The Giles Frontier, has joined the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network and will fill the shoes with her own sweet and sassy style.

The subject of this podcast scheduled a few months ago couldn’t have been any better. It is the perfect time to explore roadschool adventure from the back porch and behind the wheel! The replay is a live recording by the Roadschool Moms team from wherever in the world they are. Holly broadcasts from her back porch in Central Florida. Across the country, Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher calls in from the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Trail Area near Vandalia, IL. The dynamic duo are on a mission to encourage and inspire Roadschool Moms everywhere to use each day as a gift in the next roadschool adventure. Hit the replay to hear more about this idea that will unsabatoge your homeschool and your life.

Roadschool from the Back Porch

Holly shares her love for nature and the desire to bring other homeschoolers to the outdoor learning lab found in so many places all around us. It’s obvious she thrives on the the works of Mother Nature and is quick to point out the many learning opportunities that anyone can pursue from wherever in the world you are. As a matter of fact, that revelation proves that anyone can be a roadschooler! This backyard naturalist gives many examples of how easy it is to embark on a learning lifestyle revival. Looking for more direction? Check out the many Adventure Classes held by The Giles Frontier this spring! Hit the replay to hear more of Holly’s inspiration and encouragement.

 

Roadschool from Behind the Wheel

Mary Beth reflects on the past few years and the projects that Holly has already been an instrumental part of. She reminds listeners of the Blaze New Trails episode as well as the Morning Time by Nature show, both featuring Holly and The Giles Frontier. Last summer, MB took her roadschool crew on a quest to visit many of the Laura Ingalls Wilder historic sites in the Midwest in cooperation with Holly’s Prairie Life book club. The new RSM team is in agreement, God had a plan all along. He is never late, He is never early. God is always right on time.

Later in the episode, Mary Beth talks about her middle schooler’s recent educational detour. While her focus for this year’s rolling homeschool is on Notgrass History resources, the Road Trip Teacher admits that her 8th grader is on a wild ride learning adventure like no other. After a seemingly ordinary family fun day at Six Flags, her roadschooler is on a quest to learn anything and everything about roller coasters. Sound crazy? Listen for the details to see how this plays out.

More about Roadschool Moms

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 165 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. As a result, more and more families are moving into a home on wheels. Further, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. But these roadschool defined adventures don’t stop there. Holly Giles, founder of The Giles Frontier, and Mary Beth Goff, creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling from the back porch of your home and behind the wheel across America’s backyard.

Roadschool Moms:  Season 12


 


Hands-On Science

Hands-on science is on the agenda for roadschooling families everywhere who are planning a successful roadschool year. Episode #137 comes to you live from the the State of Washington as well as Central Florida. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families,  recaps her roadschool week as they have traveled into the Evergreen State. From across the country, Mary Beth Goff, calls in from on the road to reveal the Road Trip Teacher crew is traveling north towards the Midwest.

The highlight of the week for KT is the revelation that Half Price Books is not only a website but also a resource with store locations! She is enamored to find that she is located within just miles of an outlet store! Her most fabulous find on her recent trip there was a book she remembers from her childhood titled From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. The book is next in line for the Travaglino family read-aloud. MB admits she is playing catch up as her family is still reading The Twenty-One Balloons. For those keeping score, it’s KT-3, MB-1 on the summer books reading list of accomplishments.

Listeners hear a few words from the Season 10 series sponsor,  Time4Learning. The comprehensive K-12 online curriculum is a favorite from the Roadschool Moms Approved resources and used by both KT and MB in their own rolling homeschools. The coupon code “roadschooler” is shared for those who want to test drive a trial run of the online resource.

This episode features special guest, Luke Gilkerson. Luke and his wife, Trisha, are behind the plethora of resources to raise strong families from Intoxicated on Life. He shares his thoughts on the importance of science in a homeschool plan. By including science, Luke advises roadschoolers will learn “how to think” by the process of observing, testing a hypothesis, and finding the conclusion. He advocates learning by experience. This homeschool dad of four boys, reminds listeners how easy it is to incorporate science into daily routines (like when his 8-yr old made slime last week.) He suggests that by weaving areas of science that are naturally interesting to your kids, it is simple to integrate the subject into the core curriculum of the 3 Rs.

The creator of Experience Astonomy, Luke also brings all the details of this hands-on science curriculum available for all ages of roadschoolers.  The elementary level is designed to engage young minds and put the fun back into the homeschool day. The upper level of Experience Astronomy is best suited for ages 12 and over. High schoolers can earn course credit with the Advanced Mastery option for the course.

  • Engaging Video Lessons
  • Hands-on Activities
  • Recommended Reading List
  • Weekly Opportunity for Outside Observations (upper level)

The Roadschool Moms team shares their favorite hands-on science resources with listeners from their combined OTR years of over a decade.  Mary Beth reminds the audience that two of her roadschoolers used Experience Astrology last year and loved it.  Other resources the dynamic duo recommends include these Top 3:

  1. Interactive Science Notebooks
  2. Apologia Science
  3. Time 4 Learning

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 130 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. More and more families are moving into a home on wheels. As a result, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. 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.

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Building a Strong Math Foundation

Math is on the minds of the Roadschool Moms team as they look forward to planning another successful roadschool year. Episode #136 comes to you live from the Oregon coast as well as the SouthWest Florida coast. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families,  recaps her roadschool week in the pacific NorthWest. From across the country, Mary Beth Goff, calls in from Gulf Coast Florida.to catch up with the Road Trip Teacher crew.

Listeners hear a few words from the Season 10 series sponsor,  Time4Learning. The comprehensive K-12 online curriculum is a favorite from the Roadschool Moms Approved resources and used by both KT and MB in their own rolling homeschools. The coupon code “roadschooler” is shared for those who want to test drive a trial run of the online resource.

This episode features special guest, Dennis “Mr. D” DiNola who brings the scoop about building a strong math foundation. The creator of the Mr. D Math program talks specifically keeping your kids learning the math language. He reminds listeners that doing math can be like eating vegetables, you might not necessarily like it but you learn to appreciate it.

Mr. D reassures homeschool moms everywhere that it’s ok to take time off for summer. But if summer is a good time for roadschoolers in your rig to focus on math, he gives great summer options. Further, he encourages that students of all ages should be helped as little as possible with their math work. Hit the replay to learn all the details of this revelation that left both Roadschool Moms celebrating in the background.

This experienced educator of nearly three decades shares his favorite online curriculum for elementary and early middle schoolers. Moreover, he reveals that his own kids use it with success. In conclusion, Mr. D talks specifics about his math program and the options roadschoolers have to use it self-paced or in a virtual classroom scenario.

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 130 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. More and more families are moving into a home on wheels. As a result, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. 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.

The Official Sponsor for Season 10 of Roadschool Moms

National Holidays as Roadschool Opportunities

National holidays are on the minds of the Roadschool Moms duo this week as the Independence Holiday approaches. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, calls in from the beautiful coastal location of Oregon. Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher, calls in from across the country in Southwest Florida. Episode #135 kicks off with the over-the-road duo who talk about the benefits of the traveling lifestyle as well as the downside, specifically unexpected repairs.

Listeners hear a few words from the Season 10 series sponsor,  Time4Learning. The comprehensive K-12 online curriculum is a favorite from the Roadschool Moms Approved resources and used by both KT and MB in their own rolling homeschools. The coupon code “roadschooler” is shared for those who want to test drive a trial run of the online resource.

On this special episode, Mary Beth, shares her Patriot’s Guide as an example of a unit study resource available for holidays such as July 4th. Specifically, she suggests other resources discussed including lapbooks and even notebooking. She reveals that listeners from this episode who email their location for the upcoming holiday will receive a free downloadable copy of the highlighted roadschool resource.

KT chats a bit about the books that her family is reading this summer. That leads into a discussion about a family read-aloud list specifically for holidays such as July 4th. The Roadschool Moms discuss their 5 Tips for Using National Holidays for Roadschool Opportunities.

  • Holiday Unit Study
  • Reading List
  • Role Play
  • On Location Opportunities
  • Other Great Location Benefits

In conclusion, this Roadschool Moms episode wouldn’t be complete without the mention of Morning Time. For more details on that idea, hit the replay on the podcast about Morning Time. The RSM team agrees that holidays present great opportunities to roadschool together in a Morning Time scenario.

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 130 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. More and more families are moving into a home on wheels. As a result, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. 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.

The Official Sponsor for Season 10 of Roadschool Moms

Experience America the Beautiful

Experience America, it all it’s beauty, so many different ways! Episode 134 from the Planning a Successful Roadschool Year series puts American history and geography front and center. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, calls in from the beautiful coastal location of Oregon. Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher, calls in from across the country in Southwest Florida.

Listeners hear a few words from the Season 10 series sponsor,  Time4Learning. The comprehensive K-12 online curriculum is a favorite from the Roadschool Moms Approved resources and used by both KT and MB in their own rolling homeschools. Different topics are covered in all different levels of the Social Studies subject from Time4Learning, many used by this Roadschool 101 crew.

On this special episode, Charlene Notgrass, shares her heart for homeschooling mamas.  Likewise, she gives listeners the highlights of engaging curriculum resources from Notgrass Company. Specifically, Charlene talks about the inspiration that led her to write the America the Beautiful history lessons for upper elementary and middle school students. She reveals her favorite resource for this age level is From Adam to Us.

MB chats a bit about other avenues for roadschoolers to explore U.S. history and geography with:

Moreover, three high school credits can be earned with Exploring America, another Notgrass title.

In conclusion, this Roadschool Moms episode wouldn’t be complete without the mention of Morning Time. This is their favorite element to the roadschool day. For more details on that idea, hit the replay on the podcast about Morning Time. The RSM team agrees that a family unit study or geography lessons are great starting points for Morning Time. Using the Notgrass title recommended by Charlene, From Adam to Us, would be a perfect Morning Time fit with the audio supplement just recently released.

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 130 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. More and more families are moving into a home on wheels. As a result, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. 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.

The Official Sponsor for Season 10 of Roadschool Moms