Homeschooling looks different for every family, and this year we will have a “homeschooling first” because we are going to continue to homeschool during the summer.
I know. I got a knot in my stomach, too, when I realized that this is what we need to do to be on track for next year.
Although our schedule will be reduced and sporadic, the kids will continue their music lessons, foreign language with Rosetta Stone German, Emily will finish up her Chemistry and Matt will be working through an online app making software. Hope will work on reinforcing her math and reading skills.
We’ll still go on vacation and to the beach, but on “stay” days, we are going to be studying.
As much as I hate to admit it, we need to do this this summer.
Why? Because Emily is a SENIOR this year and if it was anything like Bek’s senior year, it weirded me out.
During a senior year, I want to savor every moment so I tend to pack it jam full of family stuff: apple picking, pie baking, trips to the cranberry bog to see the harvest, craft making, house decorating for.EVERY.season, trips to museums, historic areas, Christmas plays and open houses, craft fairs and gingerbread making with the cousins, etc.
I am not sure WHY I want to do this, but I do. Perhaps I am trying to hang on to the remains of what I see as a childhood slipping through my fingers and just out of my grasp.
So, hence, my need to keep working a little this summer.
How about you? Are you schooling through the summer? Have you found this “senior year syndrome” to be true of you as well?