Monday, June 7, 2010

Coming Soon: Summer Vacation

Summer days are just around the corner...and I can't wait.  

It seems many homeschoolers these days enjoy schooling year round, but we love our summer vacation.  Especially as my kids became older, they wanted to enjoy summer sleepovers and adventures with their friends.  We all wanted to experience the lazy days of summer and so we began following the public school calendar more closely.

As relaxed homeschoolers, we are always reading and learning on our own and so I have no problem with leaving the more formal academics until September.  The memories made during summer days at the beach and impromptu ice cream trips are more important to me than handwriting and history lessons.  Spending time together, with friends and family, is priceless and worth more than I can express.

That being said, we do have a few "schoolish" goals for this summer.  I'd love to see the kids working in their handwriting books here and there throughout the next couple of months.  This will not be the priority, but it's swimming around in the back of my mind for the first time I hear "Mom, I'm bored.".  Spelling is an area that needs work and so I purchased Scribblenauts for the DS.  Natural, fun spelling practice that I don't have to assign.  It's a winner.  And we have the Radio Theater version of The Screwtape Letters, with Andy Serkis (“Gollum” in Lord of the Rings).  I can't wait to begin listening to this! 

Summer vacation...bring it on.



4 comments:

Lizzie said...

Oh I need the Screwtape Letters cds!!

Lori said...

You are welcome to borrow them when we finish! I remember us drooling over them at the CBD sale and already planned to loan them to you after we're done. :-D

Angie @ Many Little Blessings said...

I love having summer vacation too! I am considering doing some school over the summer this year. But, then again, I always think that. LOL ;)

Love, love, love Scribblenauts! It was the very first thing I reviewed on Curriculum Choice as a homeschooling resource. Some people probably thought I was insane. ;)

Lori said...

I should review it here, it's been GREAT! Most already know I'm insane, so that shouldn't be an issue. ;-) GRIN.

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