This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 9th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Charlotte Mason approach.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

4 short weeks

Can you believe that we only have 4 short weeks left until we are done with the 2010 ~2011 school year?! WOW, that went by really fast!  The learning will not stop for summer though.  We will continue to learn throughout the summer.
The 2010-2011 school year for A Stable Beginning Christian Academy will officially end on Friday, June 3rd.  Marie will be graduating and moving on to high school, what?!? Yes, I know.  She is currently brainstorming ideas for a new name for the high school program, more on that later.  I am in the process of writing up our summer learning plans.  We normally do a summer reading project but this year I am expanding on it to include Math, Science, and Grammar lessons too spread out over a 6 week period.  Because of outside activities we didn’t get in nearly enough science (or art for that matter) for the girls or my tastes so we will really be getting into the thick of it over the summer.
During our summer session there will be defined academic lessons to be completed four days a week, M-TH.  The daily work will be limited to 2 1/2 hours a day to allow us to enjoy the summer season and all that it entails including spending time with friends & family and field trips. 
the schedule:
June 3rd ~ last day of 2010 ~ 2011 school year
June 6th ~ 10th free activities, I’m going to the HEAV convention :-)
June 13th ~ July 29th summer schedule, ***July 4th off, also Madison, Mikayla, & Montana will have gymnastics camp July 18th-22nd, no academics that week; Marie will have cheer camp tentatively scheduled for one week in July, no academics that week***
August 1st-12th ~ no academics, free activities
August 15th ~ 1st day of 2011-2012 School year!!!
the academics:
Monday-Thursday ~
  • read aloud - 30 minutes
  • quite reading - 30 minutes
  • math - 45 minutes
Monday ~ Art 45 min.(Masterpiece Monday’s)
Tuedsay ~ Science - 45 minutes
Wednesday ~ Grammar/writing - 45 minutes
Thursday ~ HomeEc/sewing projects/library day - 45minutes

What are your summer plans? Do you school during the summer or take a break?
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