The Floating Classroom

Source: The author works with Anna on her reading skills in a Tierra del Fuego anchorage

Anna works on an essay in the girls’ cabin in Butaritari, Kiribati

If you’re planning to set sail for a year with your kids, you have one narrow goal—to keep up so your children will be able to rejoin their friends when they return. For kids in kindergarten to eighth grade, this usually means studying math, a bit of writing, a lot of free reading and they’ll be fine. If your kids are in high school, you can either try to do a full year, which means you may have to cut down your cruising plans, or do the minimum school and have your children graduate a year late. Either can

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