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What are You All Doing for Summer???

Posted by: luvmyjared00 Apr 28 2006, 06:48 PM

I am just curious to see what everyone will be doing during the summer as far as schooling goes. My son will be turning 6 in July and we are starting to read chapter books. I was hoping that we could work on 2 or 3 books and do some projects and such with them. He loves the magic tree house series and junie b jones. I don't want to totally school the child the whole summer but I figure if we work on this a couple days a week he would enjoy it... Anyone else doing this or am I just crazy??lol

Posted by: Tressa Apr 28 2006, 07:18 PM

Well, I am not sure how the summer is going to go. We have testing in a couple of weeks and after that I am taking at least a month off! That will put me into July. We might do light school, but the weather is really nice here then so....I don't know what the plan will be. dunno.gif

Posted by: quiltinmommy Apr 28 2006, 07:54 PM

We take a "field trip" every week in the summer. I started this years ago because I found if I wasn't intentional about our summer plans, we ended up not doing a thing. In Alaska, it was things like a bike ride, visit a special park, go for a hike. Here we take actual field trips to historic places..... but only because they are abundant and many are free!

My youngest will continue reading and I want to play lots of math fact games with her.... I won't tell her they are educational.....

We also attend a park day with our co-op once a week in the summer.... we miss our friends too much, so even though co-op doesn't meet in the summer.... we meet informally just to hang out.

Posted by: Dr. Pepper Apr 28 2006, 08:25 PM

Our plans for the summer are to do one page of math per day, reading each day, and continue with piano and guitar lessons. Other than that, we will be soaking in the sun and playing in the pool.

Posted by: Melanie Apr 28 2006, 08:44 PM

We "school" all summer, unless something comes up. And something always comes up, thank goodness. biggrin.gif

Posted by: hs4hmom Apr 28 2006, 08:54 PM

We will school through June and then take July and August off for 4-H. We are heavily involved in that and it's very busy those two months.

Posted by: Sherinova Apr 28 2006, 09:00 PM

Uuhhh.... dunno.gif

Posted by: Sharilyn Apr 28 2006, 09:18 PM

Math and History thru June and then we'll start up again in August. We'll take all of July off. I could use the break and my boys have a lot of scouting stuff that month.

Posted by: gsmp Apr 28 2006, 10:37 PM

We will be doing some type of schooling thru the summer.....especially the hottest part of the day when it is too hot for them to be outside.

Posted by: Blaise Apr 28 2006, 11:23 PM

No plans yet... but definitely math all summer. Maybe a week on and a week off. dunno.gif

Posted by: AKHomemom Apr 28 2006, 11:26 PM

Normally we school all year w/just a break or two during the summer for camps and the fair and officially beginning the new school year in Aug. This year we have company coming some time in Aug. so we'll postpone the new start until after Labor day which will put us beginning after the school do as they are starting early this year to get out in May next year.

Posted by: donnamichelle Apr 29 2006, 12:23 AM

We are taking April off... so we will school thru May and part of June. We will take July off so that my parents can spend time with the kids (this is when my dad takes his vacation time). We will probably go on a few "field trips" this summer too.

I am going to try a new schedule this year... so it will be more like a year around thing... but it is a new venture and subject to change. whistling.gif

I DO know that there will be a WHOLE lot of reading going on even if we are taking a "break". It is something I insist on. laugh.gif

We hope we will go to the homeschool day at the local amusement park and also to the one in Dollywood.

I am also hoping for a trip to the new Atlanta Aquarium also... but with gas $$$$ off the charts... we might have to stay close to home instead.

Maybe I better re-work the budget instead of the school schedule! laugh.gif

Posted by: schoolcrew2002 Apr 29 2006, 12:29 AM

Reading, Reading, Reading, Reading, Reading, and Reading!!!! book.gif book.gif book.gif book.gif

My son is still struggling with reading but I see improvement!! smile.gif

Also I will throw in a little math. Don't want all those new skills to be gone IPB Image come August!!!

Posted by: Beth S...in AK Apr 29 2006, 01:36 AM

We are moving from Alaska to Mississippi this summer. I plan on being done with our school work by mid-May and we will pack up the school work! I hope to be able to get a reading list ready and have some books to read on our trip. We have a couple of "field trips" planned while we are traveling so we will do some educational stuff there.

We have to be in Miss. at the beginning of July but we probably won't have a house till mid August. I hope to start school again by mid-Sept.

Posted by: Nana Apr 29 2006, 07:32 AM

QUOTE(gsmp @ Apr 28 2006, 10:37 PM)
We will be doing some type of schooling thru the summer.....especially the hottest part of the day when it is too hot for them to be outside.

WE do this also

Our last "Official" day for this year is 6/9 and the"Official first day of next year is 7/11 with weird weeks due to camps with Girl and Boy Scouts... But there will be reading every day and maybe some sort of math ya know cooking or measuring something and lots of field trips to places and when none of work out there is the water park at our local park.

July and August are really too hot to play outside past oh around 7am so we school and take off time later when it cools down.

Nana

Posted by: ucfgizmo Apr 29 2006, 08:07 AM

Our plans sound similar to the others. It's so hot here too, that it gives us something to focus on, but we will be introducing some more extra-curricula activities as well. DD starts swim lesson sessions this month, along with her standard gymnastics.... just to make sure she gets enough exercise when its too hot to play. She will also be doing an arts and crafts class three times a week. I'm considering teaching her keyboard, but I'm not sure where to start.

We do field trips once a week during the year and that has worked out great for us. Unfortunately they are usually outdoor activities, so we may be kind of limited this summer. I do have science center passes this year, so that will probably be every 2-3 weeks, and we will probably do the art museum a couple times again. We might hit the zoo once or twice before it gets too unbearable. Other than that I'm clueless, and honestly haven't really thought about it.

Academically, mine will continue reading her 2 books a day. We are working up to longer books now. I can't imagine not reading for anything! I will continue to read 6-8 picture books or chapters to her each day as well, over half of those are non-fiction, so that will continue our science concepts and historical themes somewhat.

We will continue Saxon 1, which we are currently doing 2 lessons a single session 3 times a week, but probably will cut back to only twice a week. It only takes her a half hour or so. We will still do science experiments. She considers these fun and games anyway.

I'm sure I will work in phonics rules here and there, as well as language lessons, but less formally... probably just when we are reading. Spelling she seems to be doing great with using a computer program she loves, so I will leave it at that for now.

I guess that's it.

Posted by: chocolatechic Apr 29 2006, 08:33 AM

QUOTE(Sherinova @ Apr 28 2006, 10:00 PM)

Uuhhh.... dunno.gif

This is me too............

Posted by: Michelle Apr 29 2006, 09:10 AM

Since we are graduating two this year, there will only be one left to do anything. And she is behind in math, so will catch that one up. She will do her algebra 1 in Saxon this summer.

Other than that...we are doing a couple of courses that are geared more towards adulthood, management, etc.

We also are hoping to do some traveling...for research. But that one we will have to wait and see if we can pull it off with everyone's work schedules.

Posted by: MomofBunbun Apr 29 2006, 01:00 PM

My oldest (finishing up 1st now) will do a Calculadders sheet daily and read to me out loud daily. My middle girl (finishing up K): I have plans on finishing up 100 EZ Lessons with her and finishing up the spelling book ( I started her in it half way through the year) so that she will be able to do all subjects with her sister with the exception of math and reading.

Posted by: MKDirector Apr 29 2006, 02:39 PM

Since we only began homeschooling in November and January we are going to go through the summer part time with some weeks off. We are planning a road trip to California so that will have lots of educational value as well as fun! Then we will go full time again end of August.

Posted by: alisonamsb Apr 29 2006, 03:15 PM

We have plans to school throughout the summer, but very loosely. It will be focused on daily reading (regular chapter books, no formal readers) and math facts drills. Then hopefully lots of field trips and science experiments, which we do not focus on during the year. But the kids will be away for three weeks in July visiting family so obviously that's a big chunk of time off. They likely won't do much reading then because their grandparents tend to dote on them and read a lot to them even though they can read on their own. No biggie though. They still get quite a bit from listening. They are still young, only 5.5.

Alison

Posted by: HomeschoolLady03 Apr 29 2006, 03:25 PM

Austin will officially be done with 5th grade as of May 12th.

I have plans for this summer:
*a REALLY deep cleaning of the house
*pre-planning for 6th grade (already over half finished with this)
*pre-planning for Hannah's preschool days (not started yet)
*some major playtime with the little ones

Austin reads all the time, without being asked so I'm sure he'll continue to read daily.

We start back during the 2nd week of July. banana.gif

Posted by: Melanie Apr 29 2006, 03:53 PM

QUOTE(Beth S...in AK @ Apr 29 2006, 02:36 AM)

We are moving from Alaska to Mississippi this summer. I plan on being done with our school work by mid-May and we will pack up the school work! I hope to be able to get a reading list ready and have some books to read on our trip. We have a couple of "field trips" planned while we are traveling so we will do some educational stuff there.




We were able to count nearly every day of our trip as a school day because of the "field trips!" biggrin.gif

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