Our experience is that sometimes you just need a break from all school. We did year-round schooling for several years, doing math/lang/science during our "summer" months. This year, I realize that I'm almost burned out. We love school. But we need a break. So, this summer, it's no school for at least a month.rebeccal2002 wrote:Hi, I haven't posted in a loooong time, but I constantly check the boards for encouragement and ideas, usually there is a post that I can apply to our situation. We're trying to finish up RTR, we're on week 30. I know we are so close to finishing, but spring/summer fever is just so here, whispering in my ear that we should break for the summer! My 7th grader still has a couple of mods in Gen Sci to finish, plus she's half way thru with her 2nd prog. press guide (Bronze Bow).
We would only get thru Saturn for the core's science. Otherwise, RTR history is covering the explorers and my TM for Exploration to 1850, seems to only focus on N. American Explorers. I read somewhere that some just skip the end of RTR and move on toExp to 1850 at this point. Would that work? I just want to start Exp to 1850 after Labor Day and have a summer break too. I have it planned to stop half-way thru July anyway, but I'm not sure we're going to hang on that long....Up to this point I've schooled year round, but my kids are growing up and are more antsy this time of year (me too, I guess).
Any ideas either way, I know I can do what ever I want, that's the beauty of homeschooling. I would continue to finish up K and I would still work with my 9 year old on his reading, this summer. And more time for pre-k with my 4 y.o. and almost 2 y.o. Thank in advance.
Ultimately, whether you finish the curriculum or not is up to your sweet Husband/Principal and you. (Isn't it great to be married to the principal? Love it.)
And you're welcome to join our "No School This Summer" policy.