Today was our last day of school for the 2013 – 2014 school year. This is actually the first year we have taken an official summer break. Don’t get me wrong; our kids get a ton of breaks throughout the year. However, in years past we just kept on going through summer.
We are taking 3 weeks off (I know… hardly a break!) I think if we take more then 3 weeks I will start to hear the “I’m bored” complaint and that makes for a grumpy mama! We won’t start back in full force until mid August but we will pick back up with reading, math and science in mid July.
This week I administered the annual CAT to Pooh and Belle. This was Pooh’s 3rd year testing but Belle’s first. To my surprise Belle really liked taking the test and they both wanted to make sure they could do the text again next year. Wow! I hated those tests every year! The great thing about homeschooling is we can take the tests in our pj’s, or go outside, or change the order to fit our fancy.
So, now we officially have a 6th grader, a 4th grader and a 1st grader. I am so blessed to have my kids at home with me where they are building strong relationships with each other instead of sending them off to be with who knows who for 6+ hours every day. I thank God for putting homeschooling on my heart the fall of 2008 and not letting me ignore Him!