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It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these so I thought I’d introduce you to our summer routine. We do tend to homeschool year round, but in the summer life changes. School still happens but often in ways that are not known at the beginning of the summer.
Our focus is on: Language arts, math and reading. When the lad and I were talking about our summer schedule I told him my non-negotiables and asked what he wanted to do over the summer (because the how doesn’t always matter). He surprised me by adding a number of other items. He wanted to continue with Drive thru History, weekly projects, and more.
The reviews that we do will vary depending on what we have on the dock to work on, and our interest in them. For instance we just finished reviewing a program called MaxScholar that he won’t be continuing for the rest of the summer. His current plan is to finish reading through the biography section in the fall.
Since it is summer though our view is also this. If we have something better to do, then schooling through books or videos drops to the wayside. This week he worked through his schedule on Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday was plumb full of foodbank working, trips to Noah’s Ark to drop of yard sale leftovers, followed by a trip to London to shop and visit gramma.
Thursday the lad did his basics only, we’d planned to do a couple of review things but I wasn’t up to par yesterday so that fell to the wayside. On Friday we watched a lesson on geology and dinosaurs and then binged watched Drive Thru History. 🙂 That was fun. The lad also started working on STEM project a model DaVinci had drawn out. It’s maybe 1/3 the way done. Gave me a bit of time to write some blog posts too that has just not been happening. Booked an appointment for a job interview and confirmed a doc appointment for the lad and… moved some bricks around.
I dragged the lad outside to help me with a project I’ve had in my mind for the past couple of weeks, moving my cinderblocks to a better location and cutting off my tarp holders and putting them in storage.
Friday evening we went to a friends graduation ceremony. It was really good to go, gave us a good idea what to expect for next year when the lad graduates grade 8.
Saturday my lad got his advanced Green Belt. It’s good to watch all these students increase their skill set.
It wasn’t what I could call the most exciting week but when one’s health is being irritating, sometimes a lack of excitement is called for. 🙂