I am a firm believer that learning never stops! Just because we put the books away and the children are outside for the summer does not mean that they just stop their brains and don’t learn anything. There is probably more learning that will be remembered during this time. The more senses we can use to learn the better chance of it being retained. Like a fond memory, it just keeps coming back. There are lots of homeschoolers that do year round learning. They will work for 6 weeks steady and then take a week off all year long. Some take the summer off and enjoy the days doing unstructured things and then come back in the fall to dive back into structure. How do you choose to do your homeschooling? We personally took the summer off from structure. With planting, weeding, harvesting and then canning, we learned a lot and had little time for the books.
Once fall hit again we were ready for some structure. The new materials would be ordered and arrive during the summer months. We would skim through and try to pick up any last minute materials that we may need or check the library for a book that was required. Those days bring back fond memories.
Now my children are grown and doing their own thing. I am so thankful that I had the freedom to educate our children at home. We had good months and bad months but looking back at even the bad months there were many lessons learned, some academic and some common sense. If you are considering homeschooling but are just not sure how you can do it, let me help you. It is what I love to do! I would love to see everyone homeschool their children. I know many homeschoolers that are single parents, some families have grandparents do the teaching with great results, I have even had a couple of high school students that wanted to finish up their high school at a much faster pace than they could in the public school setting that succeeded in graduating and moving onto college.
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