We always sign up for our local libraries Summer Reading Program and participate in almost every free library activity! These classes and activities pretty much cover every subject, they are fun, engaging and FREE! Oh and the best part…I don’t have to teach! The library is a home educators paradise! Especially one on a budget.
We always leave the library with a crate full of books and movies. I need to upgrade to a rolling cart! Anyway, these books are a large part of our homeschool lessons. My children read on topics they are interested in covering every subject matter! My boys are experts in dinosaurs, space, insects and all lots of other things.
We always swim at our neighborhood pool which is steps away from our home. So there’s PE for the portfolio!
We also have planned an outing to Sesame Place the later part of summer into fall where I will be sharing with you all our experiences. We have never been before.
Every summer we also go to Six Flags using our free tickets from the Reading Across America:Read to Succeed program. In the spring all you do is register and log at least 6 hours of reading per school aged child. And they email you your tickets! I know for most homeschoolers 6 hours of reading is simple! Bookmark the link above and when they open registration sign-up!
I love schooling year round because it gives me the ability to take periodic breaks and travel when we feel, without the pressure of feeling as if we need to catch up.
We enjoy our summers, but never stop learning and exploring the world around us. It’s not just for the kids it is our family lifestyle.
What do your families do during the summer?
I am always looking for new ideas and cheap fun activities. Please share!!