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Old 08-01-2020, 15:23   #1
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Homeschool

I will be sailing around, and I would like to know what is the best and cheapest way to homeschool my kids? One is on a primary grade and the other is on a high school grade. Thank you for any advice!
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Old 08-01-2020, 15:32   #2
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Re: Homeschool

What jurisdiction curriculum are you wanting to follow?

Why should it cost any money?
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Old 08-01-2020, 15:39   #3
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The boy is 6th grade and the girl is 10th grade.
What kind of curriculums could we choose? They love marin biology.
We are experienced sailors, but new to homeschool.
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Old 08-01-2020, 15:51   #4
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I mean what diploma, testing regime for uni entrance.

Examples include Commonwealth "A levels" vs International Baccalaureate

Or any particular state if you're USian, which jurisdiction will you be answering to?

Or none, in which case with greater freedom comes great responsibilities.

Making it up as you go along might not give the best results, if their academic future is important to you.
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Old 11-01-2020, 23:39   #5
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Re: Homeschool qld Australia

Hi guys.
I am looking for info on boat schooling my 13 and 15 year olds as we sail from Europe back to Australia.
We reside in qld and would ideally like to carry on the qld curriculum.
We have spoke with qld distance education and they said it would not be possible as itís 100% internet based.

Is there anyone who can please help us or advise us on what to do we are finding this part of the planning extremely difficult.

Thanks in advance

John.
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Old 11-01-2020, 23:41   #6
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Sorry. The above was meant to be a new thread.
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Old 27-02-2020, 22:32   #7
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Re: Homeschool

Are you still exploring this? We live aboard and school three kids for five years.
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Old 25-03-2020, 04:58   #8
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Re: Homeschool

We are pursuing this option. We plan to sail full time and homeschool at age 6. Any resources and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I feel a little overwhelmed by the number of resources and don't really know which direction to go. We are in Florida and at 6yrs old he'd (obviously) be in primary education.
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Old 29-03-2020, 22:46   #9
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Hi, my wife and I left land life and moved aboard four years ago with our three children. They are now ages 12, 10, 8. We home schooled them from the beginning. You can contact me directly for discussion if you like. frenchgavin@hotmail.com. We are from Canada originally. We started with Calvert many years ago. But we moved to a more Waldorf/Steiner curriculum after a few years and LOVE it. Oak Meadow. American based, American accredited. Worldwide shippibg. Wonderful. Paper based not internet or screens, though you can't beat Google for research. The biggest challenge will be your evolution as a parent and teacher, not the curriculum or resources.
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Hi, my wife and I left land life and moved aboard four years ago with our three children. They are now ages 12, 10, 8. We home schooled them from the beginning. You can contact me directly for discussion if you like. frenchgavin@hotmail.com. We are from Canada originally. We started with Calvert many years ago. But we moved to a more Waldorf/Steiner curriculum after a few years and LOVE it. Oak Meadow. American based, American accredited. Worldwide shippibg. Wonderful. Paper based not internet or screens, though you can't beat Google for research. The biggest challenge will be your evolution as a parent and teacher, not the curriculum or resources.
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Old 31-03-2020, 08:43   #11
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Re: Homeschool

We homeschool our second grader with special needs. We teach what he's interested in, and create our own curriculum based on those interests. He reads books, researches subjects of interest (mainly science) on the internet, writes his own stories on the computer (he prefers to type), practices handwriting and grade level math on paper, and does a ton of crafting and art. We play a lot of games which usually include math, reading, etc, and really enjoy making up our own games (diy card games using index cards, diy board games made with cardboard and paint, charades in which you have to read the cue card, etc). It's a combination of child lead learning and "gameschooling" which works very well for him. We live in Virginia, and are required to submit a curriculum and then have a year end assessment done by a licenced teacher. When we started homeschooling 2 years ago, he was behind in every subject. He's now reading a grade level above his current grade, has caught up in math, has improved his handwriting, knows how to type, and has discovered that he loves science.
How you go about homeschooling your kids will greatly depend upon your state's requirements. If you really want a product to school your kids rather than doing it yourself, look into k12, which is a free internet based school that is run by each state's public school board. It's not for us, but might work for you. I personally believe that there's no point in paying for something if you can provide a quality program tailored to each child's limitations, strengths, and interests, which tends to invigorate a love of learning and curiosity. It takes a little creativity and a lot of time, but it's worth it.
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