Thursday, July 19, 2012

Homeschool Summer

Hello dear readers.  Sorry that my posts have been averaging one every other week or so if not more.  As many of you know, I freelance write and blog for multiple sites and one of them being a homeschooling site.  My goal is to keep up with my personal homeschooling blog because eventually, I would like to turn it into a book.  How cool is that? You can turn your blog into a book.  I found this out through Blurb.com and will definitely be utilizing this feature when our homeschool days come to an end.  I am anticipating this will be after I graduate them, God willing.

So far we have been doing summer homeschool sharpeners.  My goal is to make sure the girls stay on top of their math, reading, and writing skills.  These subjects can easily be lost and forgotten if not exercised at least 3 times a week if not more.  I thought it would be fun to mix it up with online learning games, recipes, and other activities as to not steer them into boredom.  Many of us know what that can be like, haha!

 Just recently, I signed Lyssa up for an online learning site designed specifically for girls called: Always Ice Cream.  It was $11.90 for a two month membership.  I figured this was perfect as when it runs out we will be starting our normal homeschool year.  This site was created by a panel of educational experts, teachers, and even homeschooling parents.  They have games on there ranging from Language arts, foreign language, and math, to reading, life skills, etc.  Children earn "Scoop Points" and parents receive email progress reports on their learning.  It's definitely a great supplement for the summer.  It is also Christian based so there are Bible drills etc., on there as well.  Kelly is doing the free version of this program at this time because I am having her do summer journaling, math, and a summer reading program.  They seem to be having fun so this makes me smile.  If you are a parent of a boy(s) they also have a site for boys called: Clever Dragons

What do you do with your children over the summer whether you are a homeschooler or non-homeschooler?  Would love to read your ideas.

Many Blessings!

Lindsey
Blessed to be a wife and mom

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