Kanchanaburi, Thailand; Day 2

We began this school day with a field trip to the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. This cemetery honours the remains of the captured Allied soldiers and airmen who died as POWs building the Burma-Thailand railroad during the Second World War. There are 5,000 British Commonwealth and 1,200 Dutch casualties commemorated in this cemetery (all of theContinue reading “Kanchanaburi, Thailand; Day 2”

Chiang Mai, Thailand; Day 23

The 5 Adventures Academy worked from a remote location today and came back stuffed! This afternoon we were under the excellent care of the CookVenture Home Cooking Studio. They teach how to cook delicious Thai food. It was a fantastic experience. We highly recommend cooking classes where you travel and this school if you’re everContinue reading “Chiang Mai, Thailand; Day 23”

Chiang Mai, Thailand; Day 18

We are going to try to get more days of school out of the house (visiting temples, seeing historic sites, etc.) but today was a tablet school day for the kids.  We did start a new book today.  You may remember that we have read three books as a shared reading experience (Alice in Wonderland,Continue reading “Chiang Mai, Thailand; Day 18”

Chiang Mai, Thailand; Day 11

Today was routine as we settle into the second week of our month-long Chiang Mai stay. School, wander the neighborhood (in this case in search of a liquor store, a fly swatter and AA batteries) and have a meal at a new restaurant. Suaram was the star of the show today. She is learning howContinue reading “Chiang Mai, Thailand; Day 11”

Chiang Mai, Thailand; Day 10

Computer-based lessons are unavoidable for the 5 Adventures Academy but we try to throw in variations every chance we can. Yesterday, we visited some Buddhist temples to follow-up with Brian’s religion section on Monday. Today, we played a game to follow up on Tiffany’s lesson teaching us all how to count confidently up to 13Continue reading “Chiang Mai, Thailand; Day 10”

Phuket, Thailand; Day 9

The faculty and student body of the 5 Adventures Academy were happy to see the school week come to a close today. We intend to press ahead with another few days of school before the Christmas weekend but were glad to see the end of our “resort school” week with all of the distractions andContinue reading “Phuket, Thailand; Day 9”

Phuket, Thailand; Day 5

Monday morning meant back to school for everyone.  Typically we will have a segment for Mathematics and a segment for Language Arts.  Today we added a creative block and gave the kids an assignment. They were given 25 minutes to create a new game of their own invention.  They needed to write down at leastContinue reading “Phuket, Thailand; Day 5”

Raleigh, North Carolina; Day 2

Field trip day at the 5 Adventurers Academy. Today our road school visited the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. First off, we visited Benchwarmer Bagels for some morning nourishment by CreeperKitty’s choice (seriously, that kid lives for bagels). Dad chose an everything bagel with lox, deviled egg spread and shaved onions.Continue reading “Raleigh, North Carolina; Day 2”

Leesburg, Ohio; Day 20

Today’s adventure was small but sweet…literally. We went to the local Leesburg bakery for a mid morning snack. It’s called Batter Up Bakery and it’s slogan is ‘If we bake it, it’s a hit!’ We have to agree. Suaram tried a cream horn for the first time (Mamoh was already a fan) and the restContinue reading “Leesburg, Ohio; Day 20”

Leesburg, Ohio; Day 19

Today was a school day for the 5 Adventurers. The kids studied Language Arts, Math and spent time finishing up their chapter 4 worksheets for the class book we are reading together (Call It Courage). During recess, CreeperPuppy found a very cool crawling thing and Saurum spent the time outside training it to jump fromContinue reading “Leesburg, Ohio; Day 19”

Georgetown, Ohio; Day 3

A quiet Georgetown day. The kids played with Suaram’s birthday gifts, Brian and Tiffany took care of some administrative tasks. We were back to school in the afternoon and started a new class book. This time it’s Armstrong Sperry’s Call It Courage. Although there was some complaining from a couple of students about the selection,Continue reading “Georgetown, Ohio; Day 3”

Boquete, Panama; Day 17

As we hit October today it was mostly small administrative Adventures. For one, we are now an official homeschool according to the State of California. Part of the requirement is to send in a form some time between Oct 1 and Oct 15th. Since the timing is not the start of the year and weContinue reading “Boquete, Panama; Day 17”

Boquete, Panama; Day 13

Dad had wanted to get in two 6-day school weeks during our Boquete stay knowing that upcoming travel may make school difficult to deliver. He had thought that this wisdom had prevailed upon all of the other Adventurers when school was held on Saturday but was thwarted by the entire Road School student body whichContinue reading “Boquete, Panama; Day 13”

Monterey, California; Day 1

Today was our first real day on the road. Yesterday, we arrived in Monterey very late after finishing final clean out of the San Clemente house. (Bye fixed address!) We spent part of the afternoon at the Monterey Bay Aquarium which the kids loved. We had to make reservations but arrived at a time whenContinue reading “Monterey, California; Day 1”