I have kept a secret from my husband.
We have moved an average of every two years since we began homeschooling, and some homeschool materials have gotten, uh, misplaced from move to move.
Including the squid. Which I had never told him about …
[ED: Jeanne’s intro in this issue was so popular that we added it as a full blog post. In the interest of not duplicating the whole post, we’re linking to “The Keeper of the Squid” here.]
Homeschool Planner Update for 2018-2020
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Summer Learning: Creative Activities for Logging Extra Days (Featured Article)
by Karen Doll
It’s almost summertime! Is a long summer vacation looming hot and bothersome in your mind? Why not transform that long and ordinary vacation into extraordinary summer learning?
Many homeschoolers choose to continue schooling during the summer. Whether or not you homeschool year round, learning during the summer months is a great way to log in extra days, to spend quality time together as a family, or to just have fun—the more educational, the better.
Our family homeschooled during the summer months, but fortunately, summer learning doesn’t have to follow a strict schedule. In fact, summer learning can be anything you want it to be–some summers we rolled up our learning into one big unit study, while other years, I had my kids respond to creative summery journal prompts and solve a couple of math problems a couple days a week and of course, they always read a LOT.
Here are some ways you can make summer learning fun …