Summer, Summer, Summertime!

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Today marks the official last day of school for the kid’s school. SJ finished the first grade and is going into the 2nd (according to her school) and KJ is going to Kindergarten this year. Both kids have subjects they are performing higher in but that just the way homeschool is. So I am so excited to start our summer routine.

I am speaking at a few homeschool conventions next month. You should check my schedule and come see me. I also will be stepping up my homeschool t-shirt and apparel game. There is nothing like jeans, cute sandals, and a sassy tee. I have been updating both our store and my Pinterest board with some cute stuff.

I also have tons of ideas for keeping my little ones busy. Check out a few of them here. Well, we have school year around in our family but we do like to switch things up from time to time. So here is what our summer routine will look like.

 

Make it Monday – Mondays will be our arts and crafts day. After coming off of generally busy weekends it’s nice to have a low maintenance activity day.

Talk About it Tuesday- On Tuesdays, we will focus on our Spanish lessons. We have Rosetta Stone homeschool edition and though it is not designed for young learners I will be doing the lessons with the kids. We will become bilingual together.

Work it out Wednesdays – This will be our math days. We will do drills (I know, I know! They are great in moderation) and math games. I foresee a lot of baked goods being cooked on Wednesdays.

Take me There Thursdays – Cultural diversity is something we are intentional about. We will explore different cultures and their beautiful contributions to the world.

Fun Fridays – This is our field trip, science experiment hiking day. We have a brand new microscope we have yet to open, and a pack of Petri dishes. My kids will be growing all kinds of crazy germs (except on purpose).

This summer will be so much fun! I love change, clean slates and switching things up so the next three months are going to be a crazy fun ride for the James Family!

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6 thoughts on “Summer, Summer, Summertime!

  1. I love your schedule! We keep our summers pretty loose and just go with the flow but I love the idea of themed days. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. I love this! My husband & I have been talking about homeschooling a lot. Post like this really push me even further into wanting to do it. I love the schedule! I’m definitely going to be subscribing to your blog!

    • It is a lot of fun! If you have ANY questions send me a message I am more than happy to help.

  3. Growing up, I was homeschooled, and we sometimes did summer school to catch up or to get ahead in the next year. I like these ideas because they’re so flexible and laid back – exactly what homeschooling should be! When my daughter is older, I’m going to homeschool her as well. Can’t wait!

    • I tried “School at Home” last year and though we got work done it was not fun. I want my kids to enjoy learning and we all enjoy themed days. They also love variety so next season, we get a whole new plan!

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