#myrivetedclassroom 2017-18

This year we’re starting our 9th year of homeschooling, and I can’t tell you how thankful we are for every single year, especially as our boys embark on 4th and 7th grades this year. Homeschooling is something we’re passionate about in the Orr family, and while we’ve consciously made sacrifices …

Orange Beach & Pensacola

Last fall/winter we drove west from Georgia all the way to California, and we’re starting to head the same way again this year, so we decided to take a different path and hit a few spots we haven’t seen before. And since we had friends planning to celebrate New Year’s …

Roadschoolin’ 2017

I have loved to teach since I was a bossy little girl, and I love it even more now that I get to teach my own little guys at home (though I try not to be as bossy as I once was). It pushes me to learn constantly, challenges me …

Back to Homeschool 2016!

I love seeing what other homeschoolers are doing, and I am always gathering ideas, strategies, and tools from other moms, dads, teachers, and friends. So, since we are changing up our homeschool strategy a bit this year (thanks to entering middle school curriculum, starting to think about college prep, and …

Seaperch Summer Schoolin’

A few weeks ago one of our fellow workampers asked our two little guys if they would like to build something fun – kind of a robot, kind of a submarine – and maybe learn a little in the process. Of course, they said yes, and the result has been …

A Single Shard Book Questions

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park is a phenomenal book. I read it recently with my 5th grader, and we loved it so much that we decided to use it for our homeschool reading class. I wrote a few questions for each chapter, and we’re now sharing them with you. …

Roadschooling Orr-style

Just like every public, private and home school looks different in nearly every city, state, town, and home across the world, our idea of homeschool/roadschool, we know, is unique. This post is our way of sharing a peek into the roadschooling side of our life to encourage anyone who might …

AlphaSkills Intro

We are the Orr family – a homeschooling family of four traveling year-round in our Airstream with a plan to see the entire US and Canada over the next 5 years, and we love AlphaSkills! As of the 2014-2015 school year, our oldest son Elijah is 9 years old in …