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We homeschool all year, and we take a more relaxed approach during the summer. We are currently reviewing the past years subjects and will start the new year on 29 July. We just received our new curriculum today and the girls were very excited about checking out the new books. That is a good sign that they love to learn.
We take summers off. We've been done since the beginning of May. We'll start back up somewhere around September. The start date changes every year depending on what we're doing at the time. I'm usually gone for 2-4 weeks in August, September or October. The date changes every year. They go to my mom's house while I'm away, though.
Although we take summer off, formally, they still do work. We just don't consider it or even think of it as working. They're working, well were working on some gardening projects. Our recent flooding killed that, though. So, now they're still deciding what they'd like to do instead as their big summer project.
They also pick their own subjects to work on over the summer(no big projects, just general studies, experiments, things like that). Whatever they find an interest in, that's what they go for. It could be just about anything from electronics, chemistry, botany, history, art...etc. I let them decide.
Last year and the year before they each had a subject, or area, and stuck to it. This year, they're all over the board, lol. One week working on one thing, the next, another.
I think it keeps life exciting to get rid of formalities and, for a period of time let them take full control over it all. We all learn, we all generally have fun, and it's a good way to keep them busy when we can't go outside. Otherwise they are outside from sun up until long after sun down. The recent rain and flooding has put a damper on that too, a bit.
The original plan was to do that but we really have some catching up to do. The pregnancy was kinda rough on me and we had a lot of disruptions. So, we're already gliding back into things. DH was working with them yesterday which was NICE! And I want to get something going this coming week.
i was planning to do year round schooling with a short summer break (my son went to a school that was year round for preschool and they did a 7 week summer break and 3 three week breaks during the year, i was planning to do the same schedule). We had a really rough first year of homeschooling and we needed a longer break. im hoping to do the original schedule next year.
Erin & Jeremy
DS 6yrs old
DD born 1/3/12