We finished our first year of homeschool this morning. It included cinnamon rolls for breakfast, a math test for Logan, and a Bible test for Brady and Logan. Marshall joined in for some letter writing and xylophone playing. Brady also spent a little time working on his computer typing skills.
I can hardly believe that we have been homeschooling for an entire school year. All 5 of us still feel this is the best path for school, so we will continue on this road into next year as well. With the freedom of homeschool, both Brady and Logan have been able to advance to the next grade level in math, as well as work together on a few classes, which was fun for them. We have had a wonderful time enjoying sports and activities at Lifetime Fitness, getting out to the park, the store, for walks, and visiting family. For me, I have really had the opportunity to get to know each one of them so much more intimately. I love how much our relationships have strengthened between each other in the past year.
Both older boys scored above the 80th percentile among students their age on our state standardized testing this spring, so I am feeling confident that this change in school has certainly not slowed them down a bit.
We are taking the summer off from most of our school work, and we plan to return to school during the last week of August (allowing us plenty of time for our big Sept/Oct vacation!).
Over the summer, I am planning to have Logan work on his handwriting skills, Brady work on his keyboarding skills, and Marshall work on his writing and reading. We will also be joining the library's summer reading program and tons of art classes too. There is also a small Health class that I am hoping to work through with the boys too.
Brady and Logan have 2 basketball camps this summer and rock climbing classes as well. Marshall will be playing soccer and possibly T-ball as well.
Oh, and let's not forget about our Valleyfair season passes :). We've already been there once.
Needless to say, we'll be keeping plenty busy over the summer.
As I type this, Logan is reading a Minecraft book, and Brady and Marshall are playing the board game Ticket to Ride.
|Last Day of School breakfast|
|Learning to play Mary Had A Little Lamb|
And now, let the summer begin!!