It’s time for a big dose of homeschooling organization to our room and paperwork. It’s was also a needed lock into a steady routine. The whole family likes to have a steady routine but our kids on the spectrum yearn for it.
We were working on bits and pieces this week. Summer for us is a more relaxed homeschooling. I aim to have the day done by noon. Afternoon is true big projects. While they do provide needed wonderful learning opportunities they aren’t nose in a book, hard academics. The morning is more for keeping daily work like reading going and building up weaker parts like one kiddo needs Auditory Processing therapy.
Are you a year round homeschooler? How do you handle learning in the summer?
This week we worked on the garden (an everyday chore). I directed the troops to help me do a huge deep cleaning and reorganization of my homeschooling/dining room. We have taken out everything but the basics and got it all cleaned.
I do wonder at the amount of fur a chocolate lab can shed. I mean really I have enough to make a herd of puppies!
The big things we are doing is writing. The 2 of the kids want to write a comic book. Fully character arcs and series are in the planning. They came to me and want to write better. They specifically want better more concise words so their comics will be ‘we want it to be awesome mom!’ hmm let me think 2 seconds SURE I CAN HELP!
We have dived deep into language arts. They are doing Write Shop Junior book E, the older kiddos are in WriteShop I for middle/high schoolers (I’ll link to them so you can see what I am talking about yourself if you are interested).
The one teen that doesn’t want anything to do with writing is writing. Maybe it’s in the water. I hope so! And I am NOT complaining.
We are finishing up the last couple chapters in State History and Astronomy.
Continuing on with our Bible devotional and study. I have added a prayer journal to encourage the kids and myself to have daily prayer and to be intentional about our prayers. Remembering to pray for those that ask.
We are praying for baby Charlie Gard. He is especially close to our hearts given he has mitochondrial disease.
We are also praying for a little guy, Everette. He is need of a miracle. Pitter Patter Art
To help keep our summer on schedule and given I am still recovering the older kids and I made 10 freezer meals this past weekend. I love my crockpot and Instapot. They have helped me make the kids healthy yummy food even when I am wiped out and in desperate need of a nap in later afternoon.
I have also moved forward and gotten my organization prepped with the help of Kristi Clover and her Ultimate Homeschool Organization Course I am reviewing.
We had a great week. I feel like we have done a wonderful job and everyone had a great attitude this week which always makes things more pleasant.
On a personal note I am thrilled to be putting together new products for our Special Needs Homeschooling store. Working with new families considering homeschooling is always special to me. And a big birthday party for, Homeschooling When Learning Isn’t Easy!
Week 2 was a success. The summer is flying by. Next week will already be week 3 of our summer cycle.
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