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Summer is in full swing in this household, and we’re all enjoying the longer sunnier days. I thought it might be fun to start off this blog of mine by talking a bit about what our summer homeschool looks like.
During the summer I like to allow more space for spontaneity and unplanned activities in our schedule, so formal or structured learning become more relaxed; I like to think of it as the traditional school year in reverse. I don’t really set aside time for homeschool during these months, but instead I will look at our calendar each week and pick whatever mornings are free and then plan to do some reading aloud along with a little math or writing and that’s it! In the past I’ve tried to do more and it has always flopped. My aim this year was to keep it simple so we all can enjoy the relaxed season of summer. Here’s a look at some of what we hope to accomplish this summer.
Whatever we don’t get to we’ll pick back up in the fall. For example I can already tell we’re probably not going to make it to The Green Ember before September, so I’ll just put it in our plans for our fall homeschool; which works out really well because there just so happens to be a Bravewriter Arrow Guide for that book and that is my plan for our fall language arts.
Other than reading aloud, and doing a little notebooking or free writing, I’m also hoping to do some math once a week. For math we will be using Rightstart Math and Beast Academy. Rightstart has been fabulous for us so far, but I plan to write a whole other post specifically about our experience with our new math choices.
Summer should be a special time of laid back relaxed days and adventures and I don’t want to miss out on it, so this relaxed approach to homeschooling has really been working for us during this season. I hope you’re enjoying the sunny weather and having some adventures of your own.