I'm curious what others are doing during the summer. Do you 1) shut down, do you 2) keep up with math facts and reading, do you 3) do fun stuff like camps and projects OR do you 4) keep going all year round?
This year, we are doing a combination of 2, 3 and 4.
My #2 - My first and third graders are struggling with fact memorization right now. The third grader is definitely a right-brain learner, so memorizing facts is not an easy task for her. We've adapted our method to her needs and we are seeing much progress. One of the things that has helped is Times Alive by City Creek Press. Homeschoolbuyersco-op.org is offering 50% off right now, so we decided to try it. It's been a great help, but she really needs more work. The first grader is just resistant :-). They will also have some assigned reading and read alouds this summer.
My #3 - For fun, I'm hosting a Writing Club for Reluctant Boy Writers, some Engineering Camps and some AHG Badge clinics (Space Explorer, History's Canvas, Our Feathered Friends, Dawn of our Country and Archery). My summer is filling up! We'll also do Catholic VBS, Schoenstatt Camp for Girls, Boy Scouts Camp, our church's family camp and a couple of camping trips with the family.
My #4 - I will be still teaching Latin (Lingua Latina is our chosen curriculum), via Skype to my group of middle-schoolers at least once a week, at their request. One of my young gents will be out of the country and plans to participate, taking his mom's iPad2 to Skype with us while he's gone an entire month. He cracks me up because he was deeply disappointed we were going from 3x a week to 1x a week. Love that love-of-learning!
So here's my bleg - what will you do this summer? Your comments will be helpful for me to share with the group at the Beginning Homeschooling talk at MCHEC. Thanks in advance!