Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Show and Tell Time!


It’s show and tell time! Stephanie at Forever in 5th Grade is hosting a monthly show and tell link up where lots of bloggers get together to show you what’s going on in their life or their classroom. Since I lhave left the classroom to homeschool my children while we travel in my RV, I thought that this month I would start by showing your what a school day looks like for me right now. For more about the RV journey, feel free to visit my other blog – RVing with the Rakis.


Show and tell time - what does homeschooling in an RV really look like? Find out in this blog post by Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resouces and RVing with the Rakis.


Each day we work in English, French and Arabic. The French and Arabic we do mainly follows the curriculum from Morocco, but in English we have the luxury to follow our own interests. Here’s what each of my kiddos is up to right now:
Show and tell time - what does homeschooling in an RV really look like? Find out in this blog post by Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resouces and RVing with the Rakis. Creating an AT family puzzle with the preschooler.

My youngest son is 4 years old. He is the youngest of 3 boys and he really, really wants to read. He knows all of his letter sounds, but is struggling with blending sounds. So I put together my AT family self correcting puzzle for him. While he’s not really reading, this puzzle makes him feel like he is! It’s a great confidence builder and it’s also familiarizing him with the concept of word families. We’re going to add a new puzzle each week this school year. You can download these puzzles from my Teachers Pay Teachers store if you’d like to use them with your kiddos.




Show and tell time - what does homeschooling in an RV really look like? Find out in this blog post by Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resouces and RVing with the Rakis. Reading Roald Dahl books with the third grader.
My middle son is 8 years old. One of his biggest Christmas presents this year was a collection of Roald Dahl books. He has always been a reluctant reader. For a long time the only thing I could get him to read was Captain Underpants. Then this year I introduced him to Roald Dahl using Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He fell in love the Roald Dahl’s quicky sense of humor and now he is reading on his own without being asked! The other day he read for over an hour on his own. We missed a bunch of “book work” but I didn’t care. Seeing him enjoy reading was worth letting other work slip.





Show and tell time - what does homeschooling in an RV really look like? Find out in this blog post by Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resouces and RVing with the Rakis. Watching TEDed videos with the sixth grader.
My oldest son is 11 years old. His current favorite thing is to watch educational YouTube videos like TEDed and Crash Course. He has watched so many of them that he is starting to run out of videos that he hasn’t seen. With these videos he has taught himself about world history, the science of different diseases, psychology basics and all kinds of random trivia. I love that he’s interested in learning and he loves that I’m letting him have a lot of screen time. Of course he also loves watching them while laying in bed - the best place to learn! It’s a win, win!







Don’t forget to stop by the Show and Tell Linky to explore more show and tells from other bloggers. Also, don't forget to stop by my Teachers Pay Teachers store Jan 20 & Jan 21 of 2016 to save 20% on everything in my store during the Start Your Year Sale. Use the promo code START16 for an additional 10%.



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