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May 28th, 2009, 06:21 AM
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Hey ladies. I am horrible about being MIA for a while. Between hosting 2 boards and moderating I often don't have much time left to check other boards. But I do love this one!!!! Anyway, I know we talk about this when summer is approaching every year but let's do it again. lol (And if there is already a recent thread about this that I didn't see feel free to link me to it instead of starting the whole conversation again.) What subjects do you plan to continue throughout the summer? Why? How many days of the week will you do school?


For Belle I am sure she will read a lot, but I don't plan on giving her actual reading assignments. The girl loves to read, so that probably won't be needed. But we haven't done much writing this year, so I plan to have her continue doing her journal and having some short creative writing assignments. Also she will continue to do math. She is officially only in 2nd grade and she is doing 3rd grade ABeka math. She could do it, but I only had her doing the front or back of a page each day for most of the year. Even though it is meant to have the front and back done each day. But a while ago I noticed she was finishing her math very quickly now and so she does the front and back now. I expect that for the most part she will do the front and back of the page during the summer, but on days we are busy she will do only the front or back (whichever is the next page). I think we may also continue doing history and science until we finish these books. We started them when she finished her other ones, so it was well into the year. We will only do those subjects a couple of days a week. For journal/creative writing and math I hope to do them everyday. But I haven't decided for sure. I haven't signed up the kids for summer activities yet, so I am not sure what our schedule will be. Plus I will have the 2 kids I watch all day as public school will be out.
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May 28th, 2009, 06:27 AM
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We are going to continue everything until next week. Then I am going to back off and try to do a Unit Study deal that focuses on the solar System. I am thinking 1-2 planets a week until they are off to Germany in July.
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May 28th, 2009, 08:04 AM
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Well, I was going to do everything throughout the summer but decided differently just yesterday. We've taken a couple days off and were able to read three different chapter books already and DS is having a ball! So, I've decided to just do ETC, Bob Books, and read read read! He often asks me for science experiments so we'll do those too but only when he asks. The rest of the stuff I figure can wait until fall or at least late August. He's been doing first grade work in math and LLATL for a while now and I really think we should take the time off in the summer to do some fun things together. I'm pretty sure I'm going to sign him up for swim lessons or something too. This way, there is no stress about trying to get all the lessons done before going to a fun activity in the afternoon. Plus, his little friend next door is off school now and it practically at our door at 10am every morning!
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May 28th, 2009, 08:51 AM
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Will will continue with some math (computer games and other types of games), she's asked to continue spelling (!?!?!), she will have the library reading program and 4-H projects to work on. I am thinking of having her do a horse lapbook for the horse project (4-H) as we've never done lapbooks and I think she'll have fun with that. She will also be starting Vacation Bible school next week and we'll probably put her in swim lessons and maybe get her some horseback ridding lessons, on top of the gymnastics that she already does. I won't make any of it 'school' time so we'll just get to it all when we get to it:)

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May 28th, 2009, 09:46 AM
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We have a couple of fun lapbooks planned.... Strawberries, Mosquitos, Honeybees. We're also doing a little bit of nutrition and sun safety.

Right now, we're working on a lapbook about Cats. It's been so much fun so far. The boys are loving our read-aloud book "Snot Stew"
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May 28th, 2009, 12:03 PM
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We do everything as normal in the summer and then take breaks as needed through the year instead of one big one in the summer.
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May 28th, 2009, 01:08 PM
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We will be continuing as normal as well. At the end of June we'll probably take a week break because Bailey will be officially done with Gr. 1 stuff. Then we'll move on to the Gr. 2 stuff, although we have started some of it already. Our school day is already really light, only about an hour a day, so I'll just keep it that way. We'll take breaks in summer if we go camping and such.
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May 28th, 2009, 04:54 PM
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How beautiful can that daughter of yours GET! She is so pretty, Sharon!

We are having full school this summer. Taking off as we please.
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May 28th, 2009, 07:28 PM
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During summer we always have 1-2 hours of free reading in your room if we are home in the afternoon. This gives my teens and myself some downtime and oftentimes they nap like toddlers

Last summer, I cut way back on plug in time by using tokens-4 a day worth 15 minutes each. Creative time was free-blogging and such as was included along with using technology with siblings. It worked great. Both my sons started blogging and my 15 year old turned his blog into a side business. He now gets upwards of 100 hits a day. I felt that that was a great "education"!......writing and learning about building a website.
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May 28th, 2009, 08:54 PM
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We do everything as normal in the summer and then take breaks as needed through the year instead of one big one in the summer.
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May 29th, 2009, 10:42 AM
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We do everything as normal in the summer and then take breaks as needed through the year instead of one big one in the summer.
This is soooo what I wanted to do this year too, but DH was against it. He insists a young boy needs a summer off. Plus he says I need some down time so I don't get burned out. I'm going to try and sneak things in but DH feels so strongly about it, we're doing it his way this year.
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May 29th, 2009, 11:06 PM
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How beautiful can that daughter of yours GET! She is so pretty, Sharon!
Thank you!!! I am so biased, but I think she is pretty too!
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