Summer Schooling

Schooling Through the Summer

Every year, I have the best intentions of finishing up in a timely manner. Sometimes we start after Labor Day; other years we start in the middle of August. But no matter when we start the school year, we never finish by June. Unexpected life events seem to throw us off “the schedule” each time, no matter how prepared I am. So now, it’s part

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Summer Activities – Picking Blueberries

This morning, my children and I had plans to meet with friends and pick blueberries at a local farm. My youngest son Luke, age 5, is quite a homebody — he usually would rather stay at home than go out on an activity. This morning was no exception; when I told him to get ready to go, he began to cry. “But I don’t

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Summer Homeschool – Make Learning Fun

Summer is generally a more-relaxed time, even if you are schooling year-round. One way to combine fun with learning during the summer months is to play games. While you can purchase educational games from teaching stores or online, you can also make your own. You can even involve your children in crafting the game before you play it. Here are a few of the

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Summer Study – Lessons in the Backyard

Yesterday morning, my children went outside to play before the summer heat had set in. After a few minutes, my five-year-old came running inside. “Mommy! Mommy! Come see what I found! It’s a whole pile of…of… I don’t know. They’re like little white bugs.” I was in the middle of a project, but my husband was home, so he went out to investigate. He

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Homeschooling Through the Summer

One of the advantages of homeschooling is the flexibility in scheduling school days. While many homeschoolers follow the traditional school year, others choose a year-round school schedule. Either way, summer offers plenty of opportunities for learning. Summer Schooling:  Whether you planned your lessons to carry through the year or not, summer is a time when homeschooling can continue at a more relaxed pace. Some

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