Everyone, or at least I think everyone has heard of the summer slide. This is basically a decline that happens to pretty much all students (or adults) who are actively learning.
I am currently reading Talent Code and they discuss how anyone will basically start to loose the mental capacity to do any learned skill in 30 days! So, this post is for my homeschoolers, and a fun resource for non-homeschoolers who want easy and educational entertainment.
First, we will continue with our phonics books. We are now working through Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons. We are loving the simplicity of these lessons, and will usually do 10-20 pages in the morning when I’m done working from home, or before bed.
For math, we are still loving Khan Academy, we also work with many manipulative, and do Bedtime Math. My daughters both LOVE bedtime math, I’d recommend everyone pick up one from this series.
Science is just a continued Exploring Nature and Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding. We also subscribe to The Young Scientist Club; Magic School Bus kit. I will be doing a review and post when my next months kit comes. We also are part of our local nature club and meet at least monthly.
Everything I’ve listed above you can do right from home. We also will probably start girls in music lessons outside of the house this summer.
Now, for the fun stuff! What I am doing this summer (kinda self serving, so you can check in on me come fall!)
1.Get horses on the trails! They are not broke to ride. Time has just not been on my side in terms of getting them going. They are both getting Vet checked at the end of May, and Ill be posting Videos of our progress.
2. Lots of little projects in and around the house, right now its a picnic table, turning the chicken coop into a chicken tractor, proper garden, proper fire pit. Dream world, would be a fabulous playhouse for the girls.
3. READ! So far on my list I have
I read this much three ways, One I always have an audible book ready to go. I have my kindle which I can read with one hand, with no glare while I push a kid on the swing. I keep a paper back in my purse and another book by my bed.
Read aloud’s Planned Include
and an Audible Version of Girl who Drank the Moon
We also will be doing around the world months, where we will read a bunch of books for that month, have a themed dinner, and themed outside movie.
This Month is China. I will be doing a post once all our activities are done!