Cat’s Out of the Bag…

by Melissa

Broke down and told my principal and assistant principal that it is a real possibility I will not be returning next year as we are planning to take our kids out of school to travel the world. It went pretty well. Now my many fans at school can come out of the closet and openly [...]

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What is Unschooling? Education on the Road

by Melissa
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After many days of research I am excited to be telling you about a type of schooling that I have fallen in love with. Unschooling Education that is led by your kids.  It allows your child to have the freedom to explore and discover topics of interest to them.  They are allowed to stay on [...]

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Life is ___

by Melissa
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We took this pic while hiking up Angel’s Landing at Zion.  A narrow trail with sheer cliffs on either side leads to the 5,790 foot peak.  We think they should add this Helen Keller quote to the sign.

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What Our Kids Think About Traveling the World

by Melissa
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Here you have it, in their own words.

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Giving Thanks

by Melissa
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As I stood in the very hot shower this morning letting the water run for an excessive amount of time, I suddenly had a thought. “Man I had better enjoy these hot showers now because who knows what I am going to be getting when I travel.” Which led to – “What exactly will I [...]

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November To Do List

by Melissa
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I have a friend who posts monthly to do lists on her blog. I like the idea so I am stealing it.  Work Grade 150 tests tonight so I can go over them with my students tomorrow. Start a new unit. Get students who did not pass to come and do test corrections. Get my [...]

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Maverick, Captain Sully, and Our Kids

by Melissa

The other day I was sitting in a seminar about backward design lesson planning.  The details of lesson planning aren’t important, but one of the exercises got me thinking about our kids.  The exercise began with a T-chart. On one side we wrote the name Maverick, on the other side, Sully.  We were to list the [...]

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Weekend at Beavers Bend

by Melissa
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Recently we got an invite from some friends to come up and stay in their log cabin in the woods.  Oh YES! Fist pump in the air.  A quick weekend getaway to a picturesque log cabin with cable tv (boy do I miss cable) in the woods of a national park is just what I needed [...]

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The Plan*

by Ryan
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*subject to change on a whim

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Housing Issues

by Melissa

Lately we have done many posts on the “stuff” we have and the house is just another one of those items.  For the past couple of years we have been going back and forth on whether or not we should sell the house or rent it out when we leave to travel.  In the beginning [...]

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