I am joining up this week over at Layton Family Joy to talk about what I do when school is out for us. Here is the question:
What do you - homeschool mom - do to get refreshed for the next school year?
It is very simple. To get refreshed for the new school year, the kids and I BOTH take a complete break for the summer. We end our school year in May and don't pick up another school related item until July.
During June, we spend a lot of time outside playing and having fun with each other. We visit the water park, go fishing, have a picnic lots of sleepovers.
During July, the kids spend time just vegging out with their favorite things to do with just each other. By this time it is super hot and we enjoy just playing games and hanging out. While they do that, I am busy pouring over catalogs, getting school supplies and curriculum purchased and making plans for school.
In August, we always hold a Back to School Bash for our neighborhood kids since that is when public school goes back. We usually don't start up until the middle of August, unless the kids get restless--then we will go ahead and start.
For the most part, we just enjoy being together and taking a break.
What about you? What do you do?