Refresh!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Photobucket I just found Stef's blog last week, Layton Family Joy and decided that this week I would join in her Homeschool Village meme. The question for this week is "What do you do to refresh for the new school year?"

I wish we could school year 'round, but we live in Alaska.  The summers are too beautiful to be missed!  So year 'round schooling is out for us.  But I do have my boys continue with at least math and reading during the summer.

I refresh for the new year, but getting out of our routine and putting aside the books for awhile. I also attend the local curriculum fair and attended The Schoolhouse Expo online this year...to get new ideas for the coming year.  This may seem a bit strange, but I love the planning part of teaching...so it is refreshing for me to be able to look at what we are going to be doing in the coming year and plan it out.

I also spend some time working on projects that have been neglected over the school year...reading that I want to do, scrapbooking, household projects, gardening.  Because these are activities that normally can't be done during the school year, they are a change of pace and rejuvenate me.

I am looking forward to connecting with other homeschool moms through the Homeschool Village!  Just another way to refresh!

8 comments:

Meghan said...

Coming over from The Homeschool Village. Cannot wait to get to know you better Debbie! Great blog you have!

Meghan
www.thetuckerstaketennessee.com

Layton Family Joy said...

WOW - Alaska?!

Thanks for finding us - and joining in!

Stef

MoziEsmé said...

Always planned on year-round school myself, but the shift will definitely change to outdoor school... :)

D and A said...

I like the planning part of school too. My friend also lives in Alaska, glad you can enjoy the summers.

Amy @ Things & Stuff

Sue said...

What a joy it is to have the freedom of homeschooling. So nice to meet you!
Blessings,
Sue :)

SomeGirl said...

Oooh... I bet the summers in Alaska are beautiful! How nice for you and your boys! It's nice to meet you through the Homeschool Village! ♥ Michelle

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Summer days in Alaska are long, arent' they? How cool is that?! We used to live in northern Japan and we had some days that the sun would be up at 3:30. :D

Great to meet you! Stopping by from Homeschool Village! :D
Sherry

Debbie said...

Summer days are long here! Almost 24 hours of daylight each day.