Just like always I bite off more than I can chew. As we continue searching for our homeschooling groove we’re trying out different approaches to see what works. With that said, I thought I’d give you an idea of some things I’m hoping to do this month with our June Homeschool Agenda. It’s been slow going getting started, but gradually we’ve started to incorporate everything on the list…gradually. We still have a few to go.
1. 30 days of study at the lake. Everyday this month we’re heading to the lake to make observations, answer some questions and have fun. We’ll be learning about lake habitats including the plants, animals and weather. We’ll be doing some different documentation, vocabulary, using maps and graphing. This is turning out to be a favorite so I’m hopeful we’ll make it the entire month!
2. Rosetta Stone. We haven’t started the lessons yet, which is mainly because I had a bit of trouble getting the program onto my computer. With a little help from tech support it’s now up and running. Now it’s just finding the time! We’ve been on the run between spending the weekend at a wedding and hiding out from severe weather in our basement. Now that we’re getting caught up I’m hoping to get started with this in the next couple of days.
3. Exercise Roulette. I really wanted this to start sooner than later, however it’s better late than never. I’m hoping to get this set up this week. I was originally hoping to set one up for the kids and one for me, but I’m thinking it will better suit our style to make it a family exercise roulette. I think this will be fun for everyone and get us moving!
4. Everything reading. What I mean by everything reading is this will be our summer push in reading. We’ve been slacking a bit so I want to get us back to where we were. We’ll be doing readingeggs.com, Hooked on Phonics, Summer Reading program at the library, and more practice reading out loud.
5. Swim Lessons. We’re still doing them once a week, but I’m considering doing a two week fast track for Charlie to give her a little boost. That would be 6 extra lessons in a 2 week timeframe. I think she would benefit, but we’ll see if we do it or not. Either way, the kids will still be swimming and loving every minute of it!
We’ll of course continue with daily child led discussions and Q/A sessions because it seems to keep the kids curiosity up and they retain the information they learn from them like little sponges! I wish my brain still worked that way! We’ll see what happens at the end of the month and decide if we want to keep up the monthly planning in July.
What fun educational things do you have planned this month? Tell me in the comments.