For some homeschoolers May is the month where they wrap things up in order to take a break over the summer. For others, like me, it is the month where we re-evaluate our progress and consider the next step. You see, we homeschool all year round.
It was an unconscious decision really. When my daughter was in traditional Kindergarten it took until the end of the school year to get her engaged. Since she was (finally!) engaged in May, I just kept having her do work through the summer.
By the time school started in August she was more than half way through 1st grade. This meant she was very bored in public school…and the problems with her compatibility with public school began to pile up.
By the time December rolled around we pulled her to homeschool. I started her in the second grade homeschool curriculum. Since then we take breaks when we need them, but we do not take more than a couple of weeks at a time off. This allows us to continue to make forward progress, without burnout, and without needless review to get back up to speed! A win-win situation!
Do you homeschool year round?