Now that summer has begun, here’s what I’m thinking about homeschool:
- I refuse to regret anything in the past year; it went well enough, and the kids learned things.
- I have a lot of research to do during the summer.
- I have to get new history curriculum (or decide to do more unit studies).
- I have to decide which math program to move my middle daughter into. She’s not thriving on Math-U-See.
- I have to decide if this is the year we begin learning Spanish.
- I want a more thorough language arts curriculum (in combination with the literature I choose to read aloud) because I don’t want it to be all on me to teach them the technicalities of writing and grammar. I’m a little vague on the technicalities.
- I might want to purchase a different typing program because Keyboarding Without Tears is getting old and tiresome for the girls.
- I need to find ways to keep my son busy doing things he loves. Thankfully, he does love some aspects of school.
And here’s what I’m thinking about summer vacation:
- I want to be more creative with our time than I was last year. Go places, be brave, but not so brave that I get lost or in situations I can’t handle.
- My son is now mowing lawn, so I’ll probably be clipping edges all summer. He doesn’t get as close as last year’s lawn mower. I need to convince myself that this is okay. The last time I clipped, my hand wouldn’t stop twitching for 24 hours. Hopefully that doesn’t continue.
- I hope the pool is enjoyable for the kids and I this summer because it’s a great place to go when everything else is boring.
- And I want to paint that picture I promised myself on New Years!! I just have to begin.