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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Beat Summer Slide

WE LOVE SUMMER BREAK, but we don't love summer slide!

To beat the Summer Slide, we do 10 to 15 minutes of structured education a day during the summer. These activities are not designed to be long, but simple and fun way to keep them in routine of learning. Last summer we kept the schedule pretty faithfully. We missed some days each week but try to NEVER miss Math Monday. 

We also keep a small structure now that my boys are older. When they were little, like under 10, it was easy to just say "go play outside", but now they don't move as much and don't just "play" like they used to, so we have to have a bit of structure.

Math Monday
I pick one of the following, no more than 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Math U See worksheet (I use any sheets we didn't do during the year as their summer review pages)

Typing Tuesday
 3 screens of "Write Your Own Adventure" Story on

Free Typing Lessons on

Writing Wednesday
I try to keep writing all about fun during summer.  I don't check for structure and grammar as strictly because the goal is just to keep them using their creative writing muscles during the summer.

Thankful Thursday
We are thankful for summer vacation, and don't have any school work on Thursdays. Spend some time thanking God for His Creation today.

Fitness Friday
Pick 5 exercises from the Homeschool Exercise Jar

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