- Lots of Splash Pads
- Lots of Swimming Pools
- Keep some structure
- Catch up on a few school-ish items
- Book-it Free Pizza
The lovely thing about the summer, for public school kids, is they are home! So you can do more to incorporate the family culture you desire because you have your kids with you more.
Pick one composer and listen to their music for a little bit every time you’re in the car, in the evenings when you’re making dinner, or when everyone is getting ready for bed. Every once in a while, mention the name of the composer and what song is playing. Don’t overdo it! Just make this composer that you like part of your culture.
Pick three great classic movies that you want your kids to watch. Plan one movie night per month to introduce them to your favorite films.
Pick a classic book to read in the mornings or evenings.
Let your kids pick a country on the map. Learn about what the people there eat, how they dress, what music they like – let the kids prepare a meal from that country.
We do not do official school year-round. Some families do, and that’s fine. But we need an extended break and we do that in the summer time.
However, we need structure and a schedule or else we feel crazy. So our summer days include a “morning time” that is a bit less intense than our normal “morning time.” It’s time for Summer Homeschool Plans….
In the summer, we will:
- Read Proverbs
- Read scheduled Bible passages from Ambleside Online.
- Read Animal Farm and Watership Down.
- Finish Robin Hood.
- Finish Lord of the Rings.
I pick these books because they are coming up quick on my kids’ curriculum and if we read them in the summer, it frees up time during the school year.
We will also work on little skills that need work…(I’m looking at you, copywork.)
Every homeschool family I know does summer a little differently. We need lots of time for my full work schedule and the kids need a break from some things (like math and Latin).
“You have to do what works for your family.”
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