A big topic among homeschoolers is always what our summers look like. While we are all ready for a break from daily schooling, there are also those of us who prefer not to have our children take 3 months “off” of school.
Thus enters my favorite time of homeschooling. Summer school! Wanting to give my kiddos (and myself, I mean, who are we kidding?) a break, but not let them completely off the hook, here is what our summers look like:
- We borrow lots of educational DVDs from the library.
- We borrow lots of picture books, chapter books, and audio books.
- We take advantage of the summer programs our local library offers.
- We play lots of board games, puzzles, and educational computer games.
- We take the time to read educational magazines we don’t usually find time for.
- I encourage my children to write one day a week (stories, letters, journaling, etc.)
- I encourage them to do art projects. (drawing, modeling clay, etc.)
- We spend more time in the kitchen than we normally do with a full school day.
- They spend time helping me in the garden and preserving food for the winter.
- We may go through an epic book series (Like Chronicles of Narnia)
- We will do an exhaustive Bible study on a particular topic.
- We will usually do a unit study or two (their choice!)
- We finish up any curriculum left over from the school year.
What are your plans this summer?
Please feel free to comment, I would love to hear your ideas!
God Bless, Heather