Plans to Keep Summer Sizzlin’

As Unschoolers in a sense, we have always taken a relaxed approach to our studies. Our schedule is dictated by life – travel and special events.  We thereby homeschool year round and enjoy the ebb and flow.

Last year, as summer approached, I made up a bucket list of activities in which we wanted to take part.  We checked off most of what we had listed and fell short in others.

We wanted to make 2014 a summer to remember.  Here are a few ways we plan to keep summer sizzling’ in 2014.

Lake Days & Campouts

We didn’t spend as much time at the lake as we had wanted to last year.  We’ve vowed to change that.  We’ve connected with several new homeschooling families so we look forward to joining them as often as possible.

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Education Workshops

We will be taking part in a couple of education workshops this summer and I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to connect with other homeschool families.

Classical Conversations

  • Art of Rhetoric: Cultivating the Conversation – A parent workshop or practicum through Classical Conversations designed to help home educators utilize the art of rhetoric effectively.
  • Logically Speaking (Ages 9-14) – Students will learn the basics of logic through problem solving, critical thinking games, and some interesting mysteries to solve!

Roots & Shoots

Heritage Camp

The most exciting event this summer is heritage camp.  The kids have wanted to go ever since we joined the Sons of Norway lodge but as it is a two-week, overnight camp, we wanted to wait until my youngest was old enough so they could go together.

Attending camp means the kids will not be able to swim at Junior Olympics even though they may have qualifying times. We discussed the conflict during a family meeting and the kids made the decision on their own. It made me very proud.

National Moth Week

We took part in National Moth Week last year and really enjoyed it.  This year, I am hoping to coordinate an outing for the homeschoolers in our area. With a BBQ beforehand, it should be a lot of fun.

How About You?

What plans do you have for your summer?  What are some ways you keep summer sizzlin’ while also keeping focus on academics?

About Eva Varga

Eva is passionate about education. She has extensive experience in both formal and informal settings. She presently homeschools her two young children, teaches professional development courses through the Heritage Institute, and writes a middle level secular science curriculum called Science Logic. In addition to her work in education, she is an athlete, competing in Masters swimming events and marathons. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, learning new languages, and above all spending time with her family. ♥

2 comments on “Plans to Keep Summer Sizzlin’

  1. My kids aren’t huge fans of the heat so we plan on spending quite a bit of time at the pool. Also doing schoolwork on those days when it is just too hot to go outside. I am hoping the weekend weather cooperates for some of the outdoor activities we have planned: the drive-in, fishing, concerts in the park. I love the beginning of summer. So much promise!

  2. Oh, I wish we had a drive-in where we live. We enjoyed the Sci-Fi Drive-In Diner at Hollywood Studios last month and have since watched Grease. The kids think the drive-in is cooooool. 🙂 The beginning of summer is my favorite, as well.

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