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6/1/13 5:27 P

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HI all! First post here! :)
We year round school, but have just begun doing all of our school work the evening before so that we can get out and enjoy the sunshine.

I'm really doing it!


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3/18/13 7:11 A

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We definitely do some work throughout the summer. We review math so they don't get rusty and my kids are reading and journaling all the time anyway so it's easy. We also try to spend more time outside looking at nature and observing the creatures around us.

"Beware of every hour and how it passes, and only spend it in the best possible way, do not neglect yourself, but render it accustomed to the noblest and best of actions, and send to your grave that which will please you when you arrive to it." Imaam ibn Al-Jawzee, 12 C scholar
WALKBYFAITH3999 Posts: 9
3/14/13 11:43 A

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yes we homeschool year round....my DH works 4 on 2 off so we have a short week.

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3/4/13 9:27 P

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We school from home using an online school as a tool. We are currently using Ohio Connections Academy and I couldn't be happier. The only thing I don't like is the program only goes from August to the end of May. Over the summer I get real creative and all of us will learn something together. I also homeschool my preschooler all year round.

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3/8/12 3:35 P

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we go throughout the summer also.Often different then through the winter though because of the weather here in saskatchewan. we stay home most of the winter nov til april then we move about within our area through spring, summer and fall. so it is different type of learning and areas of interest but we never stop.
that being said, I have only one child and so my choices may be different if I had many children as far as needing a break myself.
Every 4 months we try to take a week off of traditional learning and do something outside of ordinary, maybe enjoy swimming more times a week , or take longer breaks, maybe focus on cooking , or space or something else besides the program.


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8/30/11 8:11 P

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We always take off the month of August, and this year we won't begin again until September 12th!

I love the start of school! emoticon

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"The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning...
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WALKBYFAITH3999 Posts: 9
7/8/11 9:49 A

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We homeschool year round... we will take a week off here and there for speical holy days.

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5/13/11 5:07 P

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We did last year..it was our first year and we had to to finish the curriculum for the year. This year we are finishing on June 10th. I need a break! :)

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3/4/11 10:00 P

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Yes, we do every year. I like to keep their sharp, even if it's half days, they are being productive. (And I don't hear, I'm bored :)

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1/16/11 9:35 A

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We probably will this year!

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10/24/10 3:33 A

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This is our 4th year. We school year round, so that if we get invited to go camping with friends or whatever we can take the time off without hauling books with us every where we go. Hubby gets a week or so off at Christmas time and its nice to not do school when he is home.

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're COMMITTED to something, you accept NO EXCUSES; only results."

I tired of being sick and tired all the time!! Time to do something about it!!

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10/21/10 3:48 P

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yes we do, My son needs some type of academics or else he has a difficult time when September roles around. My youngest is just beginning.

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9/15/10 11:40 A

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We school all year round. I hope everyone's school year is off to a wonderful start.

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8/5/10 12:06 A

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Our youngest actually moves to college this month, but I joined the group b/c I feel at home here (hs'd all 3 of our kids). I usually did "homeschool-lite" summers too...at least Math/Alg because it meant we could skip the review stuff at the beginning of each math book, a great feeling in September. Also, it helped keep the kids focussed a wee bit AND appreciative of the rest of their free time during the summer :)

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5/24/10 3:32 P

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Yes, we do as well ... it's what I call homeschool-lite! We do about 30 minutes of academics 3-4x a week (each day a different subject), a reading hour (that is anywhere from 20-60 min depending on age 6x wk), fun science experiments and projects (we focus on everyone's interests, a couple a week), plus we work on a foreign language 5-6x wk. This year there has been interest in lightly studying a different country each week or two so I'm working on melding that into our days.

It sounds like a lot when I type it all out but really it's not much at all when it's all spread out. Plus during the summer I keep the kids inside during 11-3 (always have) and that's when we do our "schooling" and have internet time and lunch with a devotion and Bible reading. In the mornings we get up and head to the pool almost immediately and swim til 11 when it's time to go in. Then after 3 they are outside til dinner - somewhere in here I get the kids and other neighborhood kids that "work out" with us and we work on sport's skills and conditioning several times a week as appropriate per the age and sport. Then it's dinner, a family walk, play til dark, then it's indoors for baths, prayers, stories, and bed. Lots of friend time and definitely lots of outdoor time.

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5/22/10 2:04 P

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I am going to!

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4/6/10 11:16 A

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Well we have an only child (son 15yo) I have HS'd for 4 years. I like him to read and a few Algebra lessons a week to stay fresh. The first 2 yrs HSing were so tough in the fall - I needed a lot of grace to not be frustrated with all the info he had lost over the summer. However we live In a climate - where the summers are so short that we just have to throw in the towel and enjoy. Its all about balance. Our whole lives are about balance - I hope one day to be "BALANCED" lol

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3/14/10 10:46 A

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We home school in the summer, but we also take time off to enjoy summer activities such as swimming, etc. Last summer my kids went to Myrtle Beach (I used to live about 45 miles from there growing up) and stayed with my parents for about 2-3 weeks so obviously they weren't doing schooling then.

My oldest has auditory processing disorder and he tends to have a very hard time remembering things and struggles with things even if we repeat them daily, so I tend to try not take too much time off so he hasn't forgotten everything we've been working on for years.

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1/24/10 9:09 A

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No homeschooling in Summer, I would like to though. emoticon

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1/19/10 9:31 A

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We take the summer off. It's hard to HS when cousins and friends are always wanting to hang out or wanting to do something. We do alot of field trips and sports also.

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11/9/09 6:16 A

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We HS during the Summer months we take weeks off all year round though. We do a lot of things outside during the summer. We go exploring a lot. The kids garden with their Granny. I just don't think they need to have 3 months off for summer. We never stop learning so why stop offering?

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10/5/09 10:42 A

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We don't do any formal schooling during the summer. I always schedule the formal curriculum work between Labor Day and Memorial Day. I need the break as much as my kids do. On the other hand, they're always learning and that's what I try to stress to them during the summer, whether it's our library's summer reading program, a trip to a museum, or a tour of a historical area. I try to grab those "teachable" moments. I had to laugh a few weeks ago, when my daughter asked me a simple question, and as I was answering her in much more detail than she wanted, she said, "You never answer a question halfway, do you?"


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8/10/09 5:24 P

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We don't homeschool during the summer ... we're taking the summer off to relax!

However, we are looking forward to September!



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8/6/09 2:43 P

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We homeschool year round, taking a couple weeks off here and there for family trips and holidays. We have taken the summer off before and found we 'lost' some things - the kids decided they did not like re-learning, so they voted to study all through the year.

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6/20/09 11:27 A

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I teach all year because we take days off and field trips whenever I feel like it. I do however lighten the load during the summer months.

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6/7/09 3:49 P

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I am pretty new to homeschooling, my son is three and daughter is just turning six. But I have decided to school through the summer just more imphasis on "fun" projects, plant and animal classifying, and beginning spanish. I figure that really its to our advantage to keep going through the summer instead of having to go over a bunch of review at the beginning of the next school year.

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6/3/09 1:11 P

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I was home schooled as a child and my parents always gave us the choice of starting work on our next years studies. I did through high school and finished a year early. I graduated with one girl who was 13. She had worked ahead so much. This will be my first year to home school my son. I will have his books for the next school year in a couple of weeks and gave him the choice of starting them early. He hasn't decided yet. My son is 13 and in the summer I just really push to get him out and active doing sports, and working around the house, mowing lawns, riding his bike, we go to the beach, and camping and hiking also.

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6/2/09 3:30 P

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We've just completed our 4th year hs'ing. We've done school through the summer in the past out of necessity (my work schedule requiring us to school less days/week, but throughout the year). Now that my work schedule permits us to "do school" 5 days/week, we aren't having to complete our schooling through the summer months.

We're actually pretty excited to do some of the "fun" learning stuff that sometimes gets pushed to the bottom of our "to-do list" throughout the regular school year.

We're starting an ant farm, raising butterflies, reading like crazy and doing some art. I alo plan to have the kids practice math drill and do some LA via writing in journals or letters to friends/family.

YAY for summer!!!!!!!!! :)

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6/1/09 6:36 A

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Please post what you do for "school" during the summer.

We spend lots of time with family and this summer we will continue our progress with LA and Math...all the rest come so naturally in everyday life.

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