Saturday, June 13, 2009

What I'll Do On My Summer Vacation

What does summer mean to this homeschooling mom?

  • Playing with my kids more. During the day. When we would normally be studying.
  • Catch up and stay current in my read-the-Bible-in-a-year plan. I'm about 3 and a half weeks behind. oops.
  • Working on home improvement projects. I have two cans of paint staring me down.
  • Giving away our piano. Now that Ben is done with piano lessons (which he's had for the past two and a half years), I'm ready to get rid of the piano. If piano lessons are part of the littler boys' musical education, we'll get a keyboard that does not need tuning.
  • Clean the school room. Our used curriculum sale is next week. I have a lot of things to unload and then I'll use the money to buy next year's resources. Cha-Ching!
  • Catching up on read alouds with the kids. There are books that I want to read to Luke and that I know Ben would enjoy again.
  • Investigate strategies to encourage continued independent learning and organization. For all of us.
  • Read a couple just-for-fun books. I discovered that I can make lists of books at our library's website, and I've started one for me, since I never remember what I want to read once I enter the facility.
  • Hike 5 fire towers with the kids this summer. And other outdoor stuff.
  • See our friends. Lots.
  • Make sure Ben practices math this summer. And Latin vocabulary weekly.
  • Progress through our reading program with Luke. Make sure I have plenty of chocolate chips and/or M & Ms for motivation.
  • Watch Teaching Writing: Structure and Style and decide if we'll use this next year.
  • Sneak in learning and discovery. Especially out of doors. And maybe rainy day art projects. Goodness, we've had enough rainy days already and this was our first week of vacation.

1 comment:

Debra said...

What a great list...

I need to create something similar, I know that. Because I know the summer will be over before I know it, and if I don't have a plan, it won't include the stuff I want to accomplish. Hmmm. Maybe I need to create a post just like this ;)