In the past, homeschooling has been non-existant in our house during the summer months.
But last fall, as we started school I realized just how much my 3rd grader had not retained from the previous school year.
This was frustrating and I made a note to do thing differently this year.
In preparing for this summer, I decided we needed a different plan of action.
I wanted to do a little school, but still make it feel like summer…not like we were doing school all year long.
I chose some books that we hadn’t gotten around to studying this year and bought some new things.
One thing I purchased were Brain Quest workbooks, one for my 3rd grader and one for my Kindergartner.
Here’s why I chose these books:
~they were different than what we were used to, as we tend to not be a very “workbooky” kind of homeschool family
~they covered a lot of different subjects
~not any page or task was too long, making super-short lessons more doable
~many of the tasks were written differently than our other curriculum, broadening their learning
~almost all the activities can be done independently
My kids have loved working on these this summer.
The are really thick workbooks that cover tons of subjects.
Here’s what they cover (3rd grade book):
~Spelling and Vocabulary
~Addition and Subtraction
~Multiplication and Division
~Fractions and Decimals
~Time and Money
Not only do they cover a ton of subjects, they also come with lots of little extras:
~certificate of completion
~a pull-out poster
~a mini Brain Quest card deck
~and other stickers just for fun
We have really enjoyed using Brain Quest workbooks this summer. They’ve provided just the right amount of supplication to enrich the kids over the summer months. The stories and illustrations are fun as well, providing a great backdrop to wonderful content.
Alicia is a homeschooling mama of 3 little students. During the summer months, you can find her at the pool with her kids, studying nature, or blogging on her personal blog: La Famille.