Last Thursday was the last day of school for the 2009-2010 school year. We have official begun our summer vacation and thankfully the weather is acting accordingly! It's been in the low 90's all weekend. Which means we have spent long hours poolside and unfortunatley we have the sunburns to prove it! Just an FYI.....not all sunscreen is waterproof!!! I learned this the hard way! The poor Duchess got burned the worst, but is healing up.........she looks like a snake shedding it's skin.
Today marked the official start of our summer "homeschool" curriculm and I was surprised by how excited the kids were to get going with it! It was actually alot of fun!
Here is our summer curriculm:
* Vitual Road Trip-- learning about states. Our first State is California. I will post my printables for this when we complete a lesson.
* Workboxes-- Various activities from Spelling, Vocab work and math. Mostly presented in game format
*Daily Journals-- At the end of each day, before bed, the kids each write what their favorite part of the day was and draw a picture to go with it.
*Summer Scrapbook-- We do this on Fridays. I take many pictures during the week and on Friday the kids get to pick which pictures they want printed. I print them and they each have their own 12x12 scrapbook with various supplies to make a page for the week.
*Family Tree-- Genealogy is one of my major hobbies and latley my kids have shown alot of interest, so I decided to have them each make their own family tree book with all their relatives documented.
*Summer Reading Program-- This is a fun program offered through our local library which allows the kids to earn prizes for reaching certain goals...5 books read, 10 books, 15 books ect.
*Pen Pal Journal-- I got this idea from Confessions of a Homeschooler who got it from another homeschool site. So far my kids LOVE this activity!!
I will have many photos and printables to share shortly.