End of summer, back to school

My children are on a long-promised break from any school work right now. They will have three full weeks off before starting back up after Labor Day with a full school schedule.

Over the summer, they did swim lessons (dd#3, ds#1), went to camp (dd#1 & dd#2), swam at the pool (all), worked their way through some typing lessons (dd#1, dd#2, dd#3), played t-ball (ds#1 & ds#2), calculated their way through some math lessons (dd#1, dd#2, dd#3), participated in karate & a couple of tournaments (dd#1, dd#2, dd#3), wrote to friends via snailmail (mostly dd#2 with a couple notes penned by dd#3), participated in gymnastics (dd#2 & dd#3), memorized their times tables (dd#2 using Xtramath), and played outside a lot (all).

I’m spending these two weeks cleaning, decluttering, readying the school room, and getting those last-minute school plans in place. We’re also trying to get in a few more ‘summer’ activities like one more trip to the zoo, a playdate with friends, and some fun baking!

Hopefully in the next couple of weeks, I’ll post some highlights of what we’ll be doing this year. In the meantime, I updated our “What we use” and “About my kids” pages if you want to peruse them.


About doucementgently

I'm a thirty-something female with loads of kids, a great husband, and lots of things on my mind. I plan on blogging about homeschooling, personal finance, the economy in the U.S., politics, family life, and the things my children do.
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