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Old 08-04-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
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Full timing, well part time.

My wife is a nurse and in a year she will be a traveling nurse, taking it on the road for a year or two living in the camper and renting out the house. Just gotta home school the 8 yo for a while but we figure what could be a better education than seeing the country?

I am excited. I just gotta find out how to make some beer money haha! I can't wait. Just want to mod the Excursion a bit so she won't be a worry. Oh well I got a year for that haha.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:02 PM   #2
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It sounds like it's going to be an exciting time. Kudos!
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Being able to go full time and travel would be wonderful! Hope you and the 8 year old both learn many new and wonderful things about this great land in which we live...........enjoy the travel while you can and think about the ones of us that envy you right now. Hope you have many miles of fun and happiness.
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Thanks guys! Haven't been west but a few times, looking forward to it!
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Thanks guys! Haven't been west but a few times, looking forward to it!
Enjoy and have fun.
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Wow, have fun! Will be neat memories for your whole family!
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:23 PM   #7
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That is great if youre qualified to home school. Best of luck with your adventure.
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That is great if youre qualified to home school. Best of luck with your adventure.
In short yes I am qualified, we are very involved parents and I believe that a child left to depend on the education system without guidance from their parents is at a huge disadvantage. Teachers are wonderful and we are lucky to have them, but they cannot educate every child with the individual attention they need without a parents help.

My sister is a teacher and I truly believe in the school system. I don't think my child would benefit from home schooling if it were for more than a few years, she is kind of shy and would benefit from interaction from children of her own age. The experience she will gain from traveling has played into our decision as well, we don't take it lightly. She is going in the third grade this year and will be a fourth grader next year. Too much past that and I might be in trouble haha.
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Sounds like you will do fine as a teacher. I had days off during the week so I spent them as a teacher assistant when my kids were in elementary school. You are right about the need for parent involvement. It makes a huge difference. I think this is a great opportunity for your family. There are many home school clubs/forums on the Internet. Some actually hook up with a school every now and then to get the social interaction you don't get at home.
Reading and having your child read to you is important. They also need to see that you are a reader if you know what I mean. Have fun and good luck.
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How wonderful! We just spent 3 months "on the road" with our two kids (10, 11). Only did home schooling for 1 month and had planned to do it longer but I got a call for a contract job (I do software testing) that required us to stay put for 9 months. Our kids learned and saw more in 3 months than some people will see in a life time. There are lots of programs out there and plenty of curriculum books out there to help with the schooling part. Have a great time and safe travels!
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