Our homeschool year is beginning to wind down. Although we won't officially be done with our 2012-2013 year until mid June. We will take a break for Heritage Camp and then we will start our summer schedule.
Sticking with a Schedule
I have found that we do much better with some sort of schedule. Not too much but not too little, otherwise all "you know what" seems to break loose. My goal is to make our mornings, three days a week, be busy and productive with our school work. From 9:00-11:30 we will hit the books.
The older kids have worked hard in math this year, and the younger kids have made great progress with their pre-reading and reading skills. I really don't want all their hard work to go to waste and have to start all over when we begin again in the late summer or early fall.
That being said we all do need a bit of a break! The afternoons of our work days will be free as will all of Thursdays and Fridays. We will enjoy a week off for Heritage Camp, a week off during the 4th of July and a week off when cousins arrive from Vermont in August. We will have a final week off around Labor Day and before the official start of our 2013-2014 school year.
I think it will be just enough to keep the skills fresh, yet give us all a bit of down time from our school schedule. I know I'm looking forward to the down time as much as the kids!
Goals for the summer:
- Continue with Math
- Continue Religion Studies
- Continue All About Reading
- Read, Read, Read!
Stay tuned, next week I'm posting our summer bucket list, with a cute printable to use to make your own bucket list!