Our family homeschools year round and we will be finishing up our Ancient Greek studies over the summer. We have been using Simply Charlotte Mason: Joshua Through Malachi and Ancient Greece. We will finish up by reading about Alexander the Great and we will read a great book about the constellations entitled Glow In The Dark Constellations.
I created Constellation Notebooking Pages to go along with our book and my daughter helped out with the layouts (she loves working on the computer). I am looking forward to using these starting next week.
I know lots of families who take the summer off. Our family has taken many summers off to go out of state on vacations and do other fun activities. I am always shocked at how much the kids forget over the summer if we take too many weeks off in a row. I decided that some subjects had to be continued over the summer, not daily, but at least once or twice a week. Other subjects could be abandoned until next year leaving room to play catch up or try fun activities we haven’t had time for.
Subjects I continue throughout the summer:
- Math- this MUST be continued for us. We review twice a week with problems on the white board
- Independent Reading- the kids are required to read almost daily, it keeps every ones mind fresh.
- Memory Work- our kids memorize many bible scriptures and poems throughout the year. We review various passages or poems once a week. Additionally we review our map. This year the kids memorized all the countries of Africa. We review this just once a week to keep all those countries fresh in our mind.
- Copywork- My 10 year old son really struggles with his handwriting so we will work on copywork twice a week just to keep him flowing in this area.
Our family will be playing ‘catch up’ this summer. We fell behind in our bible studies this year along with our studies of the geography of Israel. We will be reading the bible and A Child’s Geography Vol. II Explore the Holy Land.
We will be keeping our summer school days short, only a couple of hours every morning.
What about you? Are you planning on having Summer School, or are you taking a nice long break this year?Leave a comment