With a very anti-climatic end, we finished our school year. I taught in a classroom for 7 years and the end of the year was always such a huge deal with countdowns and wrap-ups; class trips and field day. Homeschool? Well, we just finish up our books and play more. I think that in future years, I do want to attempt to play a year end trip - something fun to look forward to during the last few (boring) weeks of school to keep us all motivated. I do still need to get a year end photo of each of the boys but this week, they are having fun at their grandparents house so the photo will have to wait just a few more days.
So, this is what I've been up to over the last week.
Confessions of a Homeschooler which is great since they coincide with the curriculum I used with the boys for preschool so the pictures are familiar.
Teachers Pay Teachers.
Right now, my summer plan is pretty simple.
Monday: The free day - nothing planned for Mondays. This will allow me time to put everything together after busy weekends and, if I get super daring, I may go grocery shopping on Mondays with the kids. (I'll probably do it one week and never again HA)
Tuesday - Art - I like to do art projects early in the week so if something needs to dry to get sent home, it has time to do so and still leave my house by Friday.
Wednesday and Thursday - Review days. We will do "school work". Review worksheets and phonics. The plan is just to have about 30-45 minutes of work
Friday - Science and/or field trips. Fridays are great days for science experiments outside and/or to take a field trip. We are all ready for the weekend so taking time out to do something fun related to learning is always good.
This schedule may or may not change - I just want to have a routine so the boys know what to expect each day. Most of their summer days will be spent playing though :-)