If you’re homeschooling your kids, then you might be trying to decide whether to continue homeschooling during the summer. If you do decide to continue school during the summer then you may benefit from “ending” your homeschool year!
Create a Finish Line
For many parents and their children, having the “end in sight” can bring a sense of relief and excitement. The goal is to create a finish line and there are many ways to do that. Below we have detailed some creative ideas that will help you create that awesome finish line to give your daughter or son an extra kick.
Celebrate the End
You did it! You (and your teenyboppers) finished the school year and now you get a break, but first, celebrate. Do something fun so it really feels like an “end”. Make a memory to commemorate the end of the year and plan some fun activities during your break. You can even have and “end of year party”! Invite your child’s friends and they can have fun talking about the past year, discussing summer and future plans, and enjoy that satisfying feeling of accomplishment.
Plan for the Break
When you homeschool you can capitalize on your time by planning for the break – if you choose to “end” the year and take a break. The length of the break is very flexible, and your choice, but it is a chance for you and your kids to enjoy some downtime, focus on nothing but fun and freedom, and it will give you (the parent) an intermission to plan for the start of the school year. Summer goes by quickly and this will ensure you get the most out of it.
Plan for the Start
It’s never too early to plan for the start of the next year. Of course we’re going to recommend that you don’t start planning until you’ve taken the time to enjoy the break and clear your head. Come up with your plans, write your curriculum if you need to, get your books, and then enjoy the rest of your break until you’re ready to start back up again. As they say, “A mountain can be moved by one shovel of dirt at a time”.