Now that I’ve established that it’s okay to take a summer break when you homeschool, your brain may be burning lots of fuel as you think about all of the grand possibilities for your extra time!
Here are some of my ideas:
- Household projects. Spring cleaning galore. Deep down cleaning of windows, baseboards, cars, garage, whatever! Remodel or redecorate a room. Organize cabinets and closets. Declutter!
- Outdoor work. If you like to plant flowers or a vegetable garden, the warmer weather provides ample opportunity for taking care of your landscaping.
- Outdoor play. Bike riding, picnics, swimming, canoeing . . .
- Vacation. Don’t forget the value of day trips!
- Spend more time with family and friends. Make a list of the people you would like to see more often this summer and make goals so these desires don’t get lost in the shuffle.
- Put away last year’s school stuff. File away the important papers. Get rid of the rest. Record grades.
- Prep for the new school year. Order curriculum. Make a schedule for your days, weeks, and/or year. Set goals for learning and field trips.
- Spend a lot of time with your kids! Make memories!
- Make a bucket list for each family member. Find out what your husband’s and children’s goals are as well and do the best you can to fulfill some of everyone’s wishes.
Have a great summer!