My latest articles to be posted at Heart of the Matter Online are in the July/Summer edition of the magazine! And no, I’m not talking about schooling year-round. Our family has chosen to school according to a more traditional school calendar, although we do make it work for us and not the other way around. However, I don’t want my children to forget everything during their summer break.
Summer school includes math drills, reading lists, library programs, crafts, and learning other life skills that we somehow don’t have time for during the school year. Homeschooling isn’t just about workbooks—it’s about a lifestyle of learning.
See, that’s not so bad! I don’t label what we do summer school, but just call it sharpening our skills. You can call it whatever you want, but the purpose is the same: to keep kids in the learning mindset while still enjoying a rejuvenating break from the routine of the school year.
I also wrote an article about working on next year’s schedules now, just a little bit at a time. Go check it out here!
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Just a girl who's been through a lot of life, trying to process it all. Christ follower, mom, author, educator, speaker, editor, Diet Coke addict.
My mission is to walk with Christian women through the hard places of midlife toward the redemption and hope found in grace, forgiveness, and authenticity.
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We homeschool lite in the summer. We read lots of books especially biographies. See Reading Aloud: Robinson Crusoe & Other Classics: Originals or Adaptations? http://budurl.com/Crusoe