Summer Edition 2016
From the Editor
This issue I’m highlighting a few of our best summer-oriented posts, including topics like end of year reflections, field trips, and a great resource for long hours in the car. We will be back again next month with a regular issue. Enjoy!
Mary Ann Kelley
Summer is more laid back than the rest of the year, and it’s a great time to take homeschool field trips. You won’t be rushing because you are behind for the week, and you won’t have to deal with bus loads of school kids creating long lines. Check out our listings of field trips by state (destinations are listed by city within each state) and find a couple of museums, parks, trails, historical buildings, or other destinations that will spark learning for your kids and enjoy them this summer. Don’t forget to review our tips for How to Put the “Feel Good” Into Homeschool Field Trips!
Ahhh… summer! Warm weather, trips to the pool, vacations to the beach, out of school… Or not.
Yes, for many of us homeschoolers, summer doesn’t necessarily mean “no school”. Homeschoolers have the flexibility to choose the level of education they wish to do during the summer months, as they do the rest of the year. And every homeschool family does it differently. Some families school straight through the summer, some take some breaks but continue to school some as well, and other families take the summer off completely.
We do the combination approach.
That means we do some school, but we also take some time off — and when we are doing school in the summer, it usually looks a bit different from the rest of the year.