Well, we are in our last week of the regular homeschool calendar. My 2 youngest should be finished with their math this week (which puts them ahead, since our school year ends at the end of July). We’ll continue on to the next grade but we’ll do math every other day on our summer school weeks. (we school every other week in June and July) We’ll be having a strong concentration on science, finishing our study of Egypt (in another 2 weeks) and critical thinking skills. We’ll be working some on our language arts (we are doing a year long study of the Lord of the Rings) but it won’t be the thrust of the summer schedule.
My 2nd oldest son needs to finish his Constitutional Law class (he is behind but should be able to finish in the summer) as well as his biology and will join in our critical thinking skills focus for the summer as well.
Considering how irregular our schedule has been, I’m really quite happy with how much homeschooling we’ve accomplished these last 2 months. I’d be happier if we had cheerful hearts with every day of school, but I will leave that to the Holy Spirit to work on! We’ll continue with our study of Proverbs for now (unless Kevin decides he wants to do something different with the boys this summer).
How is your homeschool ending? Has it gone as well as you’d hoped? Do you need to revamp for next year? We always have some changes to make every year.
Blogs I might be linking to:
Menu Planning Monday, On The Menu Monday, Erin Branscoms, Mommy Mondays, Marital Oneness, The Better Mom, Multitudes on Monday, Hear it On Sunday, Sharing His Bounty, What Joy Is Mine, Playdates at the Well, Making Your Home Sing Mondays, Domestically Divine Tuesdays, Time Warp Wife, Funky Planet Frequent Flier Club, Encourage One Another, Walking Redeemed, A Wise Woman Builds Her House, The Welcoming House, Legacy Leaver Thursday, What’s Up Wednesday, Thought Provoking Thursday, Hearts 4 Home, Thankful Thursday, Thankful Thursdays, Thankful, Thankful Thursday Brown-eyed Bell(e), Big Family Fridays, Faith Filled Fridays, Feasting In Fellowship Friday, Fellowship Friday, Homemaking Link-up Week-end, A Little R&R, Pieces of Amy, Homeschool Mother’s Journal, TGIF Bible Love Notes
We always homeschooled late August or early September thru the end of May (as I wanted June, July and August off, lol!). So we were always doubling some things up toward the end since we had to fit in homeschool testing. It was always a scramble to finish the last week of May.
I never worried about the kids forgetting anything as the first several weeks are always review anyway. But I do have some homeschooling friends who do things like three weeks on, three weeks off, etc. Others homeschool for nine weeks and then take a week or two long break and then nine weeks again, etc.
I know another family who takes the entire month of December off. The nice thing about homeschooling is you can make it fit your schedule! Thanks so much for hosting today.
You are so right, home school means What Works For You! Thanks for sharing today.
While there are still things I want to improve, I would say we’ve gotten more done this year than any other. Praise the Lord!
I just love it when a year goes well. I have to say that in 23 years we’ve had only a few not so productive ones. Congrats!
We’ve been a bit haphazard about school this year but I’m ok with it. My boys need to finish their math and science curriculum. Technically we have 2 months left to go but I’m calling it good at the end of June. *I* need the break. We’ll spend the summer touring RI and call it RI History/Geography. It’ll be fun and low stress. I’ve learned every year looks different so who knows what this fall will look like! 🙂
Your summer sounds awfully fun, Stephanie! Hey, I’ll be in RI for a week-end in June (14-16) for a wedding (and to look for a dress for my daughter’s wedding). Don’t know if I’ll have time, but I’d love to catch you for a cup of tea and a short visit, if it worked out.
Thanks for the invite to your hop. I’ll be back next week too. And I’d love to have you link up to my Friday TGIF Link Party at Bible Love Notes. Thanks.
GREAT! I’m putting it on my list right now. See you Friday!
We are wrapping up our 1st year of homeschooling this week. I’ve decided to take the summer off to regroup, plan, and make adjustments for next school year. Sounds like you have a great plan in place! Look forward to reading more of your posts and learning from you!
Thanks for hosting the blog hop. I’m a new follower, found you via the Titus 2sday hop!
Hey, Michelle, welcome! I hope your summer off is productive and really restful for you all. And CONGRATS on finishing your first year!
Hi, Kate,….oh, believe it or not…I do miss some of those homeschooling days! Those were some of the most rewarding years of all our lives. I miss learning and re-learning with my girls. However, our church is starting a small “homeschool academy” and I plan on volunteering one day a week. We’ll see how much I’ve forgotten…haha!
Have fun in RI and especially shopping for “the” wedding dress;(had so much fun doing that with Erin!) Tara and Gregg got married in Australia while there on military assignment, so didn’t get to do all that “fun stuff” with my oldest girl; we just had a reception for them when they came back to the States….Gary gave her the “thumbs up” for saving him gobs of money….haha! Mama here wasn’t all that thrilled that they chose to get married as they did, but Tara always has marched to the beat of her own drum; and I suspected she would not do the traditional wedding; although they did find a pastor and were married outdoors in a very beautiful place called “Never-never creek” in an area called “the Promised Land”. Okay, so much for a short comment….ha! Love you, girl! Have a great summer!
Thanks, darling.I know I will miss homeschooling when we (finally) finish. But I cannot even imagine that time yet. 🙂 So glad to see you today.
I will be homeschooling my daughter next year.. It’ a little late considering she’s will be a junior next year, but I’m so disappointed in her school, academically and morally.. I’m glad I found your blog!
Thanks for hosting a link up, I love finding new blogs!
Welcome, Ren! How exciting that you will be homeschooling the last 2 years for your daughter!! I pray that those years are blessed and full and that your hearts will be knit together in the love of the Lord. I look forward to getting to know you better!