Saturday, July 25, 2015

Happy Summer

We wrapped up a pretty great year for Year 6, and are now in the midst of enjoying the summer. We've been to visit cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. And we're getting in as much friend and ice time as we can. I'm kind of hoping the kid sticks with hockey, as practice is much cooler than football practice in July/August. He is now on a team and will be wrapping up the summer with a training camp and his first tournament.

After some time off for travel and hockey camp, we have been doing some light work on reading and math. We finished up the last unit of ABeCeDarian Level C and are previewing the new spelling book. He's doing well reading Great Illustrated Classics' version of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to me. And we're working through the last two Life of Fred Intermediate books for math.

Like most of the other homeschool moms I know, I've been in the thick of planning and preparing for the upcoming year. We're pretty on track with the plans I posted previously for Year 7. We're also looking forward to co-op this year. DS is signed up for a Judo class, creative writing, and speech. This looks to be a big year of growing in responsibility in many areas of life including school, leisure/chore time at home, and sports activities. We have already begun using a list like this one to help him learn to balance screen activities with other endeavors each day. Its still a work in progress. One step at a time.