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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Week in Review: June 16-20

Summer is so wonderful and free of restrictions...and sometimes summer drives me absolutely loopy! I do well with structure and so do my girls, but we all like the freedom of summer. As we move forward through our third year of summer vacation while homeschooling I'm trying to figure this entire thing out and here is what I've come up with:

1. Keep a plan, but keep it loose. I want to have time to say, "Yes!!!!" when a good friend invites me to the museum or invite them to the pool. I want to say, "Yes!" to playing Dutch Blitz for the thousandth time. So far this is working.

2. Remember morning is best for outside time.  It gets crazy hot sometimes here in the south in the afternoon, not to mention our rather predictable mid-summer thunderstorms! I'm still working on this, although I forget sometimes. 

3. It's the time to try new things! I get some great ideas during the school-year, but can't always figure out if they will work practically. Summer is the perfect time to try them out. This is going really well!

So we're doing some math...

Reading some literature...

Learning from God's Word...

And trying out some new pastimes...

And we've been learning some Greek! The dollies are joining us too. You can read my full review here!

1 comment:

  1. Love reading your blog!! Our family will be starting our third year homeschooling soon, but this will be our first year using Heart of Dakota. Pretty excited to start next week!! (One child--daughter, Eden, age 8). Thanks for sharing your homeschooling experience, etc.