Since yesterday was Labor Day, I think we can call Summer done. Here are my family’s Top Five Summer Fun activities:
1. Fizz, Boom, Read Summer Reading programs at the library (the kids both got called on stage to help with Mr. Wizard-esque experiments!).
2. Going to our neighborhood pool (this is the first year we’ve had one!).
3. Vacation Bible School (both kids went this year – time to myself!).
4. Family Fun Camp at Books a Million (the superheroes program was the best – although we missed Harry Potter’s birthday party 😦 because of #5).
5. Mary Poppins at the local community theatre (supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!).
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And now it’s back to ye old grind. Bit I’ve always wondered – what does that mean for home school? Is it really a grind if you’re with your own kids? And do you set your own schedule and holidays off too?
Nope, it’s not really a grind. We actually did some schoolwork over the Summer too (math and reading) so there isn’t a HUGE difference between Summer and Fall. Yes, we set our own schedule and holidays. In NC, the recommendation is that we “Conduct instruction each school year for 180 days” and that’s the only guideline we have for scheduling. Personally, we start in mid August, take 1-2 weeks at Christmas, and finish in early May (we don’t do Spring break – we just finish early). The holidays we take are Bert’s holidays, plus the kids’ birthdays.
Do you think you’ll continue on into middle and high school?