Do you homeschool in summer? I usually try and do a little something because I feel like they lose so much during the off months of summer. There’s another reason too, structure. I like to have days when there’s nothing in particular to do, but for my family, I find that too many “nothing” days leads to boredom and idleness.
So this summer my plan is to do school 3 days a week. Our schedule will look like this:
- Monday~Summer School
- Tuesday~Beach Day
- Wednesday~Summer School
- Thursday~Garage Sale Day
- Friday~Summer School
For my teens we’ll focus on the basics: Math, Reading and Grammar/Vocabulary. I’m going to assign them some brain stretching reading. I haven’t decided on what they are going to read yet, but I’ll be using this book and the library to help me. I want to focus on grammar and vocabulary too because of the older boys starting college classes in the fall, I want their skills to be sharp, not dulled from a summer of brainless activity! LOL!
For my little people we’ll be focusing on Math, Reading, Writing and Latin. They will be the most happy to resume school. They’ve been asking! Repeatedly. Laffy Taffy will participate with Latin and I’ve been collecting fun things for him to learn with through the summer like inchimals and magntab.
I also want to incorporate a little more art in our week. I’m terrible in this area as I’m sort of a mess-a-phobe. But I bought all those paints with the intension of letting my little people paint. I even bought some droppers at the pharmacy for drip painting. Now if I can turn my intentions into action I’ll be good.
I’m honestly looking forward to this, I miss my school room and the special times we’ve spent in there.