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Homeschooling in the Summer?

There are many homeschoolers who homeschool year round.  While we officially take a summer break, we find the learning continues over the summer anyway 🙂  Besides the camps, museums, books being read, and learning about France from our French students, there have been some great moments with my 7 year old daughter especially this summer.

A few weeks ago, we were at the store just to pick up some milk.  When we placed the milk bags on the counter, they made the counter all wet.  My daughter asked why, so I explained about condensation and the water in the air.  She had a big “aha” moment and started chattering on about the concept of condensation.  The clerk stared at us and exclaimed “But you’re on vacation”.  I laughingly replied that we’re homeschoolers and we’re always learning 🙂

We’ve also had some great “car-schooling” moments.  One day, while travelling Cape Breton’s beautiful Cabot Trail, my daughter insisted on being given words to spell – she loves to spell!  Another day in the car, she did some spontaneous addition.

I really love how much both my children love learning, even when we’re not “officially” learning.  So do you officially homeschool over the summer, or do you find your children spontaneously learning even if you’re not?

Love, Luck &

Laughter,

 

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Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her husband of over 20 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is also a freelance writer, editor, social media manager, and VA. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, engage in local theatre, and horseback ride.

6 thoughts on “Homeschooling in the Summer?

  1. We learn spontaneously too, its always amazing to me what they get interested in 🙂 They have been on a kick where every animal we see they want to know what its young are called. Like a baby cow is a calf, a baby horse is a foal, etc. They also want to know what the plural names are, they correct people all the time who say “deers” or “sheeps”

  2. I discover that learning never ever ends here rather it be because we have cut back on homeschooling for the summer, or we are taking a total break, there always seems to be that edge of “I have to learn, Teach Me!”

  3. It is funny as homeschoolers that school never really ends and the kids will do research on their own (especially the older ones) when something pops into their minds. My oldest 3 were not homeschooled and I do not remember them doing this during the school year once home after school, let alone during the full summer break.

  4. Yes, one of our BIG motivations was always because we wanted our children to keep that “joy of learning” and we’re SO happy they have!

  5. I love your website and have been following it for some time. My daughter just turned 5 this year so we are only beginning our official homeschooling adventure in a couple of weeks, but we have been unofficially homeschooling for quite some time and it is not unusual for her to get me to ask her addition and subtraction questions completely out of the blue. I am looking forward to continue to follow your website as I also live in beautiful Nova Scotia. Keep up the good work.

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