We'll continue homeschooling through the summer. We've pretty much always homeschooled year round, though the kids spend more time playing with the neighbor kids in the summer, since they're here knocking on the door all day. The homeschooling happens around the playtime.
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Summer Homeschooling? Are you doing any? - Page 2post #21 of 404/25/13 at 11:28pmpost #22 of 404/25/13 at 11:34pmpost #23 of 404/30/13 at 12:43pmThread Starterpost #24 of 405/2/13 at 2:47pm
I think I am going to try using Time4Learning over the summer. I have read some good reviews online and even came across a coupon code to get a free homeschooling book. Has anyone here used their program? I have a seven year old who I think would really like learning from an online program. He loves video games and anything that will keep his attention for longer than five minutes would be great for me.
(If anyone is interested the coupon code is FREEBOOK)
Any comments or feedback would be greatly appreciated.post #25 of 405/4/13 at 11:18pmpost #26 of 405/5/13 at 8:50am
Nice post! While homeschooling during the year I was using a structured curriculum (like Laurel Spring and Calvert). Once we finish with those by the beginning of June, I just hope to review some stuff with them, mainly in phonics and math. And yes summer gives us the opportunity to engage in more outdoor activities so that's something to look forward to!post #27 of 405/5/13 at 7:26pm
We use an online school during the year, and right about now, I am wishing we had the option to stretch curriculum over the full year instead of within the 10-month window of the school term. I am looking at next term, and the planned travel about 5 weeks into the school year, and just wishing I had my hands on Lit assignments and that sort of thing in June/July, so we could at least read ahead. On our fall trip, we have no space or time to ourselves, no privacy, and no internet access, so it's really hard to ever get any regular school done, ever. Not that we don't learn things of major value, but it's hard making up the time later and I'd feel better if we could at least make up some before, kwim?post #28 of 405/6/13 at 6:28pm
my daughter is going to public middle school next year, so we will be working through the FCAT standardized test book to give her an idea of what they've been working on. we are both a little nervous, as she has never been to school in any shape or form. my son is still going to homeschool, so we'll just keep up with math so he doesn't forget it allpost #29 of 405/9/13 at 11:20pmpost #30 of 405/14/13 at 9:44am
We are going to keep up with our stuff too. I am not planning on changing too much over the summer from our normal curriculum. We are very relaxed- so we need the extra time I guess :) I dislike summer. It is much too hot for me. So I push for playing outside in the early morning and then have a leisurely afternoon doing school when it is so hot outside (like today- 94!). This is completely different than our normal routine.post #31 of 405/15/13 at 4:00am
We are planning to take a break for the month of August. We are a little behind where I hoped we would be by now, but I think we can pull it together. We love our curriculum, but DS went to an all day homeschool program a couple of days each week this year, so we didn't get as much done at home.
We live at the beach, so will do our lessons according to the tide :) It's not hard to do a couple of hours- he's awake for 12+
We will read lots of books, strengthen math, do a couple of unit studies....
Whale watches, 4H, swimming lessons, summer theater too...post #32 of 405/17/13 at 7:33ampost #33 of 405/18/13 at 9:13am
In relation to summer homeschooling, I was just wondering at which time of day everyone tries to get the kids' studying out of the way? For me it's usually not until the late afternoons that I get any studying done, because we usually try to attend any special events/programs that go on earlier in the day. I would like to finish everything by the morning, but usually kids don't want to wake up too early (since it's summertime and all).post #34 of 405/18/13 at 2:56pmMy 11 yo does most of hers right after breakfast because 4 yo sister isn't awake yet to compete for my full attention. She does most of it herself but for now it's really important to her that I'm in the same room to respond to questions right away when she needs me. Works well in the summer because we have afternoons free for swimming.post #35 of 405/18/13 at 3:34pmQuote:
It's random, just like the rest of the year. It's not all "studying" that needs to be gotten out of the way so we can have fun. It might include collecting insects and learning about them, drawing pictures, listening to read-alouds, building things with Snap Circuits, or doing a science experiment. It also might include things that are more like studying, and that happens whenever it fits in.post #36 of 405/18/13 at 4:46pm
We usually try to get our work done as early as possible in the day. That way we can go to the park, for a walk, etc. in the afternoon. But that's during the regular school year. In the summer, we try to get outside as early as possible, going to the pool or beach by about 9 or9:30 and staying til lunch and baby's nap time. This has gotten harder as the kids reach teen years because they want to sleep in a little. This year, I think we will get our little bit of summer work done between about 2 and 5, when baby naps. Of course, the kids bring whatever book they are reading with them wherever we go.post #37 of 405/18/13 at 6:36pm
I think it's going to be all over the place for us, too. Our language studies will be computer based, so I imagine we will probably do that right after breakfast whenever we can. But ds totes books around and reads anytime he is bored, and also before bed. Might pick up math workbooks for both kids, too, and the math will probably be only a few times a week.
We work all over the place in our "normal" school year, too. Today, we will try finishing by 1PM or so, so that we can get out to the beach. Then we'll come back to studying in the evening.post #38 of 405/19/13 at 9:03amQuote:Originally Posted by RCHOUDH
In relation to summer homeschooling, I was just wondering at which time of day everyone tries to get the kids' studying out of the way? For me it's usually not until the late afternoons that I get any studying done, because we usually try to attend any special events/programs that go on earlier in the day. I would like to finish everything by the morning, but usually kids don't want to wake up too early (since it's summertime and all).
I like to get the "work" out of the way first thing. But it is good to be a HOT day then I will go to the park early and do the school work later.post #39 of 405/21/13 at 5:04am
I usually keep my kids in between 11:30 and 3-ish when the sun is strongest and we have no shade in the yard to escape to for breaks, so that's when we'll do any work or projects we're doing.
Kick 'em out the door right after breakfast, bring 'em in for lunch, then chill for a few hours while it's hottest...that's what I've done the past few summers.
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