Summer Break!

IMG_1681You might have noticed that I haven’t posted a homeschool blog lately. Or, maybe you haven’t noticed…but, whatever;) The kids and I have been working extra hard so we can finish early…and, we are SO CLOSE to being completely finished with our second year of homeschooling. Just one more week and everything for this school year will be completely finished! Last week we finished our science program, and Sophia finished her math program. Elijah is a few days away from finishing his math program. We have one more day left in Language Arts…(unless I can convince them to get it done today). And, we still have a few more Magic Tree House books to read, but we can finish at least two of those a day until we reach our goal.

*(I let Jerry teach History this year, and, because I have tried really, really hard to not butt into his business… I have no idea if the kids have finished their History program. Maybe he’ll write a blog about that experience;) )

One of the fantastic things about homeschooling is the freedom to make your own schedule. So, even though they’ll be studying three subjects this summer, we will have the ability to take more time off for Thanksgiving and Christmas if we want to.

We will only take two or three weeks off for summer, then we’ll start on our summer subjects. This summer we will concentrate on typing, foreign language, and writing short stories. You might be thinking, ‘wow, they don’t get the whole summer off?’ Nope. They don’t. Don’t get me wrong, they will have plenty of opportunities to: play with friends, go swimming, go to Disney, attend vacation bible school, spend time with grandparents, etc. But, because we want them to always be open to learning new things, this means that they have summer classes. Summer classes are the “fun” classes. They get to help choose the classes. So, for the most part, they don’t mind having to do the work.

Jerry and I have been working on a list of homeschool topics to blog about. We’ll start posting those as soon as we are 100% finished with this school year (in about a week). Our goal is to post at least one blog a week.

Do any of you have any questions about homeschooling or topics you want us to cover? If so, let us know! We love chatting about this stuff and everything that we’ve learned over the last few years. Also, if any of you homeschool veterans want to write a guest blog post let us know!

Until next time,

Wabi Sabi Mommy

 

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