How Homeschoolers Take A Break From Homeschooling

Homeschooling Mar 04, 2011 No Comments

So, when school is at home, do you take a school break?

Usually in my house, no. No, because at the tender ages of 5 and 7 years old, academics have not really been strenuous.
However this year, we began to step up the discipline of studying.

For instance,
1. Taking responsibility for your work by knowing what is expected of you and doing it before being asked.
2. Work must be neat, clean, done before any free time takes place and returned to its proper place.
3. Being consistent. (This was mostly my weakness.) There are subjects that must, absolutely must be covered in our home on a daily basis.
If you’re interested those are: Math, Music – piano/violin, Reading/Writing – phonics, and copy work.
These are our study disciplines.

The last few weeks have brought us warm-Spring like days here in Atlanta, and that has directed our attention to the coming Summer months. What will we do? Continue the rigors of study training or chill?
Since the kids have been doing a wonderful job willingly learning to study, I say, let’s take a break.

Kids Plan:
Greece (study ancient Greece, then go!)
Dinosaurs (Gypsy boy wants to build a replica)
Chemistry (Sweet Pea wants to mix things up to make explosive reactions)
Back Country hiking

My Plan:
Swimming and more swimming. Swimming in pools, swimming in lakes, swimming in the ocean.
Travel (of course! And the jury is still out on whether it will be international or domestic)
Astronomy
Back Country hiking

In list form, it doesn’t look like much of a break!

adrainne

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