We’ll be homeschooling in the summer this year. I was not happy with math once we started in the fall after a whole summer off so that is the one subject that will be a must over the summer. We’ll continue with reading and I want to finish IEW all things fun and fascinating.
If you want to learn more ideas on how to fix your homeschool schedule, I have here some Homeschooling Schedule Ideas to Help You Plan.
I was not planning on doing any history or science and was just going to flow with it, however, the boys have been requesting to learn specific topics that I couldn’t fit in during the year. M2 will be doing an ocean unit study while M1 wants to learn about Canadian geography and desert habitats.
This is going to be our last week of school and then we’ll be off for two weeks to give me a break while I plan out these units. I also need to work on my thesis so I’m hoping I can really ramp up my productivity during these two weeks.
I’ll post my plans for each unit once I’m done. We’ll just be schooling half days so that there is plenty of time to play. Once summer hits I don’t feel like doing much school either but I have to keep plugging away. I’m not sure if I want to start Life of Fred Decimals or just work on some Math Mammoth worksheets to review what he’s learned. We may just do both.
We’ve been reading Harry Potter and we’re now on The Goblet of Fire , I thought we’d stop here but M1 wants to continue on, he’s really into the series. Once we’re finished a book, we watch the movie together. I thought he would think the ghosts at least were creepy, but since he reads about them in the story and knows what’s going to happen, he’s not bothered by it.
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Recommended Homeschool Books for Moms
Do you need help and tips about homeschooling your kids? These wonderful books will be of great help to new homeschool moms.
Everything You Need to Know about Homeschooling: A Comprehensive, Easy-to-Use Guide for the Journey from Early Learning through GraduationThe Homeschooling Starter Guide: How to Create and Adapt the Best Education Action Plan for Your NeedsMom’s Homeschooling Handbook: Home Learning Guide, Doodle Book, Organizer & Daily JournalThe Busy Mom’s Homeschooling Handbook: Over 180 Delightful Activities to Help You Organize Your Day and Inspire a Passion for Learning in Your Children! (How to Impart a Passion for Learning)Toddler Lesson Plans: Learning ABC’s: Twenty-six week guide to help your toddler learn ABC’s and numbers(paperback-black and white) (Early Learning)Homeschool Planning Guide for the Unorganized Mom: An easy-to-follow plan for successful homeschooling when you don’t even know where to start
M1’s Summer Weekly Schedule
- Math 4x
- writing (IEW ATF&F and cursive) 4x
- reading 5x
- geography 3x
- desert habitat 2x
Recommended Summer Books for Kids
Have a look at these amazing books about summer! You can collect these and fit some reading time into your child’s Summer Homeschool Schedule because a book is undeniably a good source of useful information and life lessons, too.
One Crazy Summer (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Middle Readers Book 1)I See SummerThe Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Summer (The World of Eric Carle)The Little Blue CottageSummer (Beginner Books(R))Cannonball: A Fun, Summertime Read About Believing In Yourself and Having Fun (Diverse Children’s Book)
M2’s Summer Weekly Schedule
- Math 3x
- Reading 4x
- Ocean unit 3x
M2’s schedule is more flexible because there are just some days where he doesn’t want to do anything and I’m not forcing him to do anything he doesn’t want to at this point. I hope to do more projects during the summer since they were forgotten with the new baby in the house. I’m going for light and fun this summer to take the pressure off of everything but to maintain somewhat of a schedule so that it will be easier to start up again in the fall.
Recommended Summer Craft Kits for Kids
If you are a busy mom but still wants your kids to have a super fun activity this summer, you have to try the Summer Craft Kit (left) or the Ice Cream Handprint Art (right). They are both cool and exciting!