We try to meet up every year with my sister and her kids in October so we can go to Disneyland during Halloweentime. The cousins have a week off in October, but we do not so the Rossman kids end up playing hookey from school. (Don’t worry! They take their homework with them!)

Anyway, this post is mostly for my husband who wouldn’t be caught dead in Disneyland. He needs to know all the important life skills the kids are learning while they’re here, and that we’re not ignoring their education during their week off.

We learned about…




Arts and Crafts

Social Studies




Constitutional Rights


Rules of the Road

Fundamentals of Industry

Weights and Measures


Defense Against The Dark Side

Laws of Gravity

Animal Husbandry

Here’s what I learned:

  • Economics
  • Patience
  • Observation
  • How to locate the closest margarita cart

And a refresher course in “how to pump my own gas.”

4 Responses to “Homeschooling”

  1. bri Says:

    great stuff! do you think we could convince work of the educational/health benefits of a ‘retreat’ in costa rica?

  2. Debra Says:

    Rachael !

    So clever! 🙂 What a fun tradition you have w/ your sister; great memories for the kids (and you & your sister too!).


  3. Suzy Sholar :) Says:

    Such a fun way to show off your trip! I’m going to share with my Homeschooling friends.

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