Friday, June 19, 2009

Summer Busyness

So...I realize I haven't posted in a long time. I don't think of blogging as something that I necessarily need to do often, but I do enjoy reading other people's blogs, and the ones I enjoy most are the ones that post the most. That said, this blog probably doesn't have a lot of regulars!

Anyway, our school has wrapped up for the summer. I was seriously considering keeping it going until August, thinking the kids would need something to do or else they would start going crazy, but I hadn't realized a couple of factors:

-there is enough for them to do in the summer without school, factoring in outside time, vacations, having friends over, etc.

-I don't have time to do school in the summer...there is plenty enough for ME to do! I had forgotten about things like mowing the lawn and keeping up the gardens, as well as garage sales and swimming at my mom's house. Also, my husband and I are training for a triathlon, and that eats up a lot of extra time. I could possibly see having the actual school-time still, but I have no time for prepping new materials or changing the shelves around. And nothing new to work on results in bored kids who may be better off doing something else, anyway.

So...we did a couple weeks of "summer school" and then kind of abruptly ended. There was no "closing ceremonies" so to speak, which looking back on I kind of regret, but so be it. The kids are young enough that closure isn't as important to them, as it is to older kids. I think after how bored they were getting, they were kind of glad to be done with it:(

But...we had a great year. I just looked back at all the previous posts, and they sure did come a long way. I am really glad we did school the way we did it, and would do it again in a heartbeat!

Stay tuned for news on what we'll be doing in the fall:)