Sunday, May 24, 2015

school grows up again

Surprise summer is right around the corner! 
Second week in June gym workout moves back to the morning, 8-1 Mon-Friday, which means if we plan to school we have to make some big adjustments.  
On Beach’s request to keep on schooling we have picked up a few new (streamlined) books to explore the following subjects this summer starting with Algebra. 
I knew she would be ready as soon as season ended. Oh-man was that a struggle to find a workbook that was visually suitable for Beach! But I found one: Math Tutor All Ages Algebra Skills, Easy Review For The Struggling Student. The advantage to using a review book instead of a textbook is the lessons are simple one topic lessons clearly spelled out and include just the right amount of practice before moving on. 
We also picked up a 4th grade speller. Something we found while looking for an Algebra book. Beach fell in love with it and its cute little built in timer. She’s already started working in it on her own time. At this rate I might need to go the 5th and 6th grade versions before the summer is over. She is having a blast with it.
The last of the new materials is a workbook for Ancient Rome. I was surprised when Beach asked to revisit Ancient Rome but so far what we have been studying has held her interest so I figured why not try doing a whole pre-planned unit on it. We have used Evan-Moor books before and loved them.
The last 2 topics Science Studies & Writing we pulled from our home library.  Continuing Environmental Science and then who knows? Maybe Zoology since we finally splurged and picked up a zoo pass.
AND of course reading! Lots of reading! Then there is horse back riding, friends, swimming, hiking, fishing, gardening, star gazing, camping, trips to Moab, art, family vacations, sleep away gym camp, free gym, sUmMeR tImE!
I’m not 100% sure how we are going to do all this (that would be the grown-up part, admitting I don't have a plan!) but welcome to summer school!   

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