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Monday, April 22, 2013

In the Good Ol' Summertime

**For those of you joining me from the A to Z challenge, welcome! I'm homeschooling through the alphabet.**

The end of the school year will be here very soon. In fact, we'll be ending in the middle of May. Then it will be my favorite time of the year.

S is for Summer

Last year was the first summer we didn't do any school at all. We all needed a complete break. Usually, though, I have the small people do a little bit of math and reading each day, giving half days of credit. It's amazing how quickly those half days add up, which gives us a little more flexibility throughout the year. I'm not sure yet if I'm going to have the small people do some school this summer or not.

Last summer I came up with a list of Summer Fun Activities. We had a great time going through these during our time off from school. One thing I learned is that I should go ahead and have the craft supplies on hand. It's a real fun killer to choose an activity and then realize that we can't do it until I've gone to the store.

What are some of your favorite summertime activities?

5 comments:

  1. Summer is the time to do the stuff that really is still learning, but is disguised as fun - like science experiments and visits to historical places. Good luck!

    Hope you’re having fun with the A to Z challenge,
    Jocelyn

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    1. Jocelyn,
      You are right. It's a great time to do the "fun" learning. We also take advantage of some of the local day camps, like at the museum, and they learn a TON there.

      TaMara

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  2. I was wondering what you did in the summers. I could see how that could be hard, because the kids are all still home, but the days are no longer as structured, which has it's good and bad points, I'm sure!

    When I was a nanny, we went to lots of parks in the summer! And if they were really lucky, I'd bring the stuff to grill hot dogs, or a packed lunch. They were three boys, and while they loved it, they also needed it! Lots of energy :)

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    1. Kianwi,
      We spend a lot of time at the pool. It wears out even my energizer bunny. :)

      TaMara

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  3. Love these ideas! My daughter is almost four and will be in preschool most of the summer (I teach at a camp) but we're both really active. So I may copy the craft stick idea. She wakes up most days and says "Where are we going today?"
    Visiting you from ThrlyMdrnMommy.blogspot.com Happy a-to-z: we're almost there!

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