"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Monday, July 6, 2015

Our Summer School

Since it's already one week into July, this post is a bit late. But I wanted to share what our summer school looks like. Many times, I have considered doing the school-year-'round thing. I really like the thought of taking longer breaks through the year, and not having the feeling of having to get it all finished by a certain date. Schooling year 'round just seems to be less stressful to me.

However, I realized that I, not necessarily my children, need some time between school years to re-charge, re-organize, and get prepped for the new year. But we don't drop lessons altogether. 

So, on Mondays, we do Math. Just one lesson. I learned years ago with my older two children that going 3 months with no Math was a recipe for disaster. In other words, they had forgotten most of what they learned the previous year. So we starting doing one lesson per week through the summer.  It keeps it fresh in their minds. And mine.  :) They also have a Spanish lesson on Mondays.

On Tuesdays, we have some type of Grammar review. Not really a lesson, but identifying parts of speech in a few lines of a favorite poem. Or playing a Grammar game.

Except for a Spanish lesson for each child, Wednesdays are really just for Mimi - we are finishing Robin Hood and are reading a chapter every Wednesday morning.

On Thursdays, the younger 4 are finishing up the Apologia's astronomy course.We have loved Science this year, mainly because we are doing living Science! (More on that in another post.)

There are no lessons on Fridays, except for Spanish.

That's our summer school in a nutshell. 

I hope you are enjoying your summer - school or no school.  :)