Monday, June 11, 2012

Sum, sum, sum-mertime...

Dd7 just finished her Math 2 worktext on Friday, and we celebrated by going out to Sonic for shakes. When her charter school's year begins in the first part of August (yes, August - summer is awfully short these days), she'll start working on Math 3 (I should probably order that....). In the meantime, I will only be assigning her short practice worksheets on sums and differences. It took so much work to help her memorize her math facts in the first place. I'm certainly not going to let her forget them over the summer!

Dd5 does a page or two in her Math K5 worktext when she feels like it. She knows most of her sums already, having overheard back when I was teaching them to her older sister.

Our summer learning schedule is very light:

8:15 a.m. - Scripture reading
8:30 a.m. - Math practice worksheets
8:45 a.m. - Story of the World Volume 2 lesson read-aloud (we're due to start Vol. 3 in the fall, and we're only halfway through Vol. 2)
9:00 a.m. - garden/park/hiking time
11:30 (ish) a.m. - lunch/picnic lunch
12:00 p.m. - quiet time indoors reading/playing/Netflix/educational movies and/or shopping/errands
4:00 p.m. - work/play in garden (depending on the weather)
5:30 p.m. - dinner
6:00 p.m. - 5 minutes or so of piano/recorder practice

And even that schedule is flexible. It's working out well so far. Here's hoping that the Colorado hail doesn't destroy our gardening efforts, though. We have already had some destructive weather this season, but our garden has only been lightly damaged so far.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a relaxing and varied summer. We homeschool year round as well, and are doing some catch-up on a few subjects before the fall begins.