Our homeschool year is beginning to wind down. Â Although we won’t officially be done with our 2012-2013 year until mid June. Â 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. Â Not too much but not too little, otherwise all “you know what” seems to break loose. Â My goal is to make our mornings, three days a week, be busy and productive with our school work. Â From 9:00-11:30 we will hit the books. Â
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. Â 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. Â
That being said we all do need a bit of a break! Â The afternoons of our work days will be free as will all of Thursdays and Fridays. Â 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. Â 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. Â I know I’m looking forward to the down time as much as the kids!
Goals for the summer:
Â – Continue with Math
Â – Continue Religion Studies
Â – ContinueÂ All About ReadingÂ
Â – 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!