Our Story

Welcome to our site! We are Joanne & Steve. After 20+ years working for a city school department and police department, we sold almost everything, bought an RV, and started living on the road with our three children. Joanne homeschools and works online.
What we have chosen is to live life as unencumbered as we possibly can and to spend time with our family, for our family, and as a family.
This website is a record of our travels. But, we also hope to educate, entertain, and inform others about RVing, roadschooling, and the great places we visit in this country.


RoadSchooling


Today you can find hundreds of quality, trustworthy, educational websites to help compliment or create your homeschool curriculum, or to further support your child with the work they do in school.    We have used most of the sites listed below, some more than others.  We'd love to hear about other sites you use, or how you feel about those listed below.  Hopefully, you find something new here.

Click the titles to visit the websites.
Free sites
These sites are totally free.

Magic Tree House (This site has quizzes and games based on the Magic Tree House books.)

Have Fun Teaching (Thousands of free worksheets and activities for elementary grades.)

PBS Kids (Learning and fun games based on kids' PBS TV shows.)

Sheppard Software (Loads of free online games in all subject areas.)

US History (Lessons and stories about our Country's history.)

Khan Academy (Loads of videos and readable lessons in all subject areas, for lower elementary to adult.)

Mr. Nussbaum Learning & Fun  (Site contains hundreds of games, activities, worksheets, videos, etc for many grades and many subject-areas.)

Math Play (Free online math games from grades 1 through 8.)

Houghton Mifflin Math (The publishing company provides online activities and printable worksheets in math for grades K -6.)

Reading Units  (Teacher-created comprehension questions (online and printable) with activities that go to several popular chapter books.  {There used to be many more but she sells them now on TPT.})

National Geographic Kids  (Games, videos, photos, and more on many topics.)

Pay Sites
These sites require subscriptions.

Discovery Education (Homework help, Video clips and full-length episodes, digital texts.)

Reading A-Z (see also all of Learning A-Z's sites:  Writing A-Z, Raz-Kids, Vocabulary A-Z, Science A-Z, ReadingTutors.  For pay site with some free items.  Hundreds of printable and projectable leveled readers, running records, comprehension tests, and activities.)

IXL (Online timed math practice correlated to each state's standards, and the Common Core, for grades K through 8.  Students receive awards for success. Language Arts is coming soon. Free use for a short period of time to get to see what it offers.)

Brightstorm (Quick, explanatory videos on topics in all subjects.)

Time 4 Writing  (Writing courses with some free lessons embedded)

Tumblebooks  (Many libraries have a link for Tumblebooks where you can access it for free.)

Mango (Many libraries have a link for Mango where you can access it for free.)

Animated Atlas (Using animated maps and narration, US History is explained. Growth of a Nation is a free movie.)

Free with some Pay parts
These sites are free, but also have parts that require subscriptions.

Spelling City  (Parents and teachers can create spelling lists that children can practice using quizzes, teaching lessons, and games.  Subscription adds vocabulary and more game options.)

Starfall (Phonics, rhyming, and reading with colorful animations and enjoyable voices.  Subscription adds math activities.)

Brain Pop (Animated subject-oriented videos provide information and fun.  Subscription provides for all content.  Free allows selected videos.)

Curr Click (A large website with hundreds of homeschool and educational resources.  Online classes and courses are also available.  Some free items and classes, including Lego Club.)





CurrClick.com

Since beginning our homeschool Odyssey, I have spent many hours online researching ideas, materials, curricula, programs, websites, and activities to do with the kids.  There are many great free and for-charge websites out there.  I discussed one a while back:

IXL

I have recently, in my search for Lego-related school resources, discovered CurrClick.com.  CurrClick is a website that offers some free and some for-charge classes...LIVE classes where your children can interact with the instructor. One of which is Lego Club.  Membership is free.  There are 3 - 4 classes each month (same class repeated) which follow a monthly theme.  If you miss the live class one week, you can attend that live class the following week.  Or, you can watch the recording at your own time.  The past years' meetings are also archived to be viewed.

I have just started checking this website out, but it looks to be a great place where many publishers sell or give away their content and materials, and which offers other choices for home schooling lessons.

Today's lesson was about snow and snowflakes.  It included a video about Ken Libbrecht who collects snowflakes and creates snowflakes.  The class discussed the different types of structures snowflakes form and then created a multi-step Lego snowflake.  Roni Bergerson is the instructor and does a wonderful job.  She is live as she teaches and all the participants chat through a text chat room.
The class lasted about an hour and was engaging.






Looking forward to seeing what else CurrClick.com.


Did you know SNOT is an official, or maybe unofficial yet to be confirmed, LEGO term?

Studs Not On Top



Thomas Jefferson Education

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