Here is a high level glance at what we’re up to learning-wise this month. General themes are summer, gardening and plenty of outside time. We’re studying at the first grade and kindergarten levels for most subjects. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) – Big Life Journal Language Arts – word family practice, consonant blends, poetry tea time
These are some of our family’s favorite things to do in the month of August. I hope it inspires your family as well.
Summer, you might think, is a break from education for us. It’s not really. We tend to go lighter on curriculum but the learning never stops. I have a bunch of activities planned from strawberry picking and fishing to festivals, tea time and field trips. We have our first official dance recital coming up which
April was a whirlwind. May snuck up on us. I’m glad that the weather is finally starting to cooperate, at least for the garden. Taking a look at this month ahead, our activity calendar is filled with classes, crafts and things to learn about: heritage months, Mother’s Day! and reasons to get outside. The kids
This is our typical daily homeschool rhythm with plenty of play, rest and free time mixed in. I’ve fine tuned this over the last few years. I have found that it works the best for our family.
Did you know that your local water utility may offer classes about yard care, gardening and/or water conservation? Bring the kids along for a fun educational experience.
I was one of the unlucky kids who had their birthday in the summer. Turnout for celebrations in the warm months were always dismal. We had camp outs in the backyard, plenty of sprinkler time and Popsicles but I always remember friends telling me they couldn’t come to my party because they’d be out of
No foolin’, April’s here. Other than the winter holiday months, April seems to be one of the busiest. Perhaps it’s the fact that half of my family celebrates a birthday, or maybe Spring’s in full swing and energy’s just generally up. Whatever the reason, we’ve got a million and one reasons to inspire ourselves. Here’s
Hey March! Spring is around the corner. Our garden plan is in the works. We have a hot air balloon festival, daylight savings and a “green party” (aka St. Patrick’s Day) to look forward to. Outside time is longer and more often. My personal homeschool inspiration this month includes Julie Bogart’s book The Brave Learner.
It’s February and we are ready. Winter’s marching on. There’s a small threat of snow but it’s mostly gray this time of year. We’re continuing on with our Oak Meadow curriculum plus our other muses: pink hearts for Valentine’s Day, red for Lunar New Year, Black History Month, the season, nature, and what the kids are interested