Tuesday, August 3, 2010

No. 6 of 365 Homeschool Activities

August is here. It's still summertime, yet for many, thoughts are turning to "school" topics.

Sometimes, the media makes "school time" come too soon, with images of school buildings opening their doors in the sweltering heat.

Sometimes, the stores place their "Back to School" items right inside their front doors, tempting families to purchase "school supplies."

Sometimes, the school bus comes rolling up the street, turning our thoughts toward "school" matters.

But, as homeschoolers, we know that education takes place every day, every month, regardless of whether it's August or September, January or June.

Sigh a big sigh of relief as the school bus rolls on by!

Thankfully, we don't need a school bus, we don't need "school supplies," we don't need a school building!

Today's Activity: Turn back to your children and embrace them and the summer!

Have a picnic in the park, take a nature walk, name the different trees you see!

Skip stones on a stream, discuss the erosion of stones and soil, count the minnows in the water, gauge the water temperature with your toes!

Name the cloud types in the sky, forecast the weather for the next 24 hours, measure the distance from the park to home!

Read a wonderful book together by a new or favorite author! Write a story about your fun day at the park!

And be thankful you are homeschoolers who can still enjoy Summer in August!

Happy homeschooling at www.EverythingHomeschooling.com!

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