Sunday, June 26, 2011

Summer School*

*Two words that bring fear into many children each year.  :-)

We are "doing school" this summer.  My poor kids think I've lost my marbles.  We normally take the summer off, but Aniston isn't reading very well and Alyssa doesn't have her math facts memorized.  It's all very low key and we only work Monday - Wednesday for about an hour in the mornings. 

In addition to math, I am having Alyssa work through a few Download N' Go studies.  She really enjoys these!  She just complete Summer Sensations this past week.  This week she will do Handsome Horses.  On deck are Simply Soccer and Roller Coasters (she's a roller coaster ridin' fool! :-)

Colton and Alyssa are also going to finish up the Trail Guide to  U.S. Geography.  I was going to have them finish the first few months of school, but I like this idea better.

All in all, it has not been too hard to school in summer.  It keeps the kids off the Wii and me off of Facebook.  :-)  I think next year I am going to put together an adventure box. I am pretty sure the kids will love it!

If you do school in the summer, what does it look like?

1 comment:

Stacy of KSW said...

We're summer schooling as well. My guys are preschool age, so I think learning really is a constant non-stop thing. I'm sure I'll feel that way even as they grow. It's our first year homeschooling, my son will actually go to a brick & mortar school next year. We put him on teh waiting list 2 years before we chose to homeschool and well, they called and said he got in. It's one of those places, you know like if you could have yoru very own school it would be like this. So, I'm alright with it. Once he's done with kindegarten my husband & I are going to have to sit down and decide what we'll do next.