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Anybody else planning a lightly academic "themed" summer?

Posted by on Jun. 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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For my 5 year old DS (he turned 5 in May), we're planning a "Learn to Read and Write Summer"; for my 7th grade daughter, we're planning a "Review Pre-Algebra Summer", before moving into Algebra 1 this fall.

It'll only take about an hour each day, hopefully 7 days a week. It'll take a load off my shoulders if I can get my 5 year old a bit more fluent in blending and sight word recognition before this fall. I'm excited - I love our phonics program and writing/spelling program, and my DD's pre-algebra program is great and perfect for just "review".

I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff:  we're Catholic, we're conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee

by on Jun. 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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by Platinum Member on Jun. 19, 2014 at 2:57 PM

We really focus on history and science during the summer when traveling is easier. We only take about 6 weeks off Math, so we just pick up where we left off. We also do the summer program at the library so the kids stay reading.

by Member on Jun. 19, 2014 at 3:04 PM
For my son who turned 5 in March we are doing a phonics program over the summer so that hopefully he will learn how to read before the fall. I am also doing one section of math with him every day because he loves math. My soon to be 4 year old is following along with the phonics program. He is easily distracted so I don't anticipate him actually learning to read, but I am hoping some of it will sink in. My 7 and 8 year old will be doing one section of math daily along with a section of grammar. We will also be continuing our history studies because that is their favorite subject. They are also all doing the library summer reading program.
by on Jun. 19, 2014 at 11:05 PM
We are starting next month. We will do about 3-4 hours about 4 days per week. Our main focus is going to be a plant study. We are currently working on pop bottle plant system. We are also starting a new literature program.
by Bronze Member on Jun. 20, 2014 at 7:34 AM

A theme is a really cool idea! We are focusing on reading for one. My 4 year old wants to learn to read and my 5 year old is participating in a reading program through the library. It has really motivated her and she already earned her first prize. :-) Besides that I will be having my 5 year old do a little bit of math and as a family will be learning science stuff and doing a whole lot of art. :-)

by on Jun. 20, 2014 at 8:05 AM
My youngest really struggled with multiplication this year so we're going to play a lot of multiplication games also we did a huge study of the revolutionary war so this summer we're going to visit the local battle field and go to the encampment in the park so we can see first hand what we read so much about (:
by on Jun. 20, 2014 at 12:12 PM

I also try to review certain subjects with my kids, mainly Math, English, and Foreign language. While Math mainly consists of reviews and more practice in solving word problems, English mainly consists of reading and composition. 

by Group Admin on Jun. 20, 2014 at 3:35 PM

My boys took a 3 week "vacation" out west with my parents.  They brought home a bunch of books about Devil's tower, Native Americans, Mt Rushmore, the Redwood Forest, Yellowstone, Lewis & Clark, etc.  So we are reading tons of history and science books related to the west.  One rainy day we plan to watch sections of the Ken Burns documentary.  We are also going to visit Jumonville Glen and Fort Necessity and drive a bit of the National Pike.

by on Jun. 21, 2014 at 8:20 AM

There arena lot of fun learning sites that they can use too!

by Silver Member on Jun. 21, 2014 at 9:28 AM
We aren't huge on using the screen during school, but thanks for the link.
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