The last three summers, I’ve created learning programs for our daughters (2009, 2010, 2011). We’ve enjoyed having a theme for each week and taking extra time to do an in-depth study on topics of interest to them.
However, now that we’re finishing our first year of homeschooling, I’ve decided to take a different approach this summer. This is going to be “The Summer of Science” (and a few other things I think the girls need to practice….)
We will focus on four areas:
1. Science, mostly through experiments. I’m thinking of ordering The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book or Adventures with Atoms and Molecules. We’ll also see what science resources our local library has available.
2. Critical thinking skills. I am so impressed by The Critical Thinking Company’s products. We will spend the first part of the summer finishing Building Thinking Skills Level 2, which we’ve been working on throughout the school year. Then we’ll move into Math Ties or Smarty Pants Puzzles Level 1.
4. Spanish. We also began using Rosetta Stone Latin American Spanish Level 1 during the school year and will continue with that.
My goal is to do our summer learning program three days each week throughout the summer. I know that other activities will come up, so I won’t plan for it every day lest I get discouraged!
Are you making any plans for the summer yet? If you’ve used any of the resources I’ve listed above, please let me know how you liked them.
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