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School on Vacation?

A friend asked me yesterday if we plan to do any school while on vacation. My answer: yes. We were a bit sporadic with school while waiting for baby A's test results, so I need to make up a little ground. I have simplified our plans, so I do not need to bring tons of books, etc, but it should be fun. These our our plans:

1. Handwriting: I am sticking with Handwriting Without Tears, I am just not bringing our wood pieces
2. Reading: Alphaphonics
3. Math: I am bringing a set of dominoes . . . someone taught me a great game to teach counting and addition using dominoes. We will be doing that all week.
4. History: Thanks to my friend Sam who is lending me tons of books, The American History Lesson at Serendipity and the Library, we are spending the week learning about Colonial times and the Revolutionary War.
5. Science: No formal plans . . . that is the beauty of being a science teacher, I can make it up as we go along!!
6. Saints/Bible: We will continue to use Sonlight and Saint of the Day for this.
7. Literature: A cute book called Ben and Me

I know it sounds like a lot, but we are normally done with school in a little over an hour (and that is with snack breaks), so I do not envision us actually sitting down and doing a bunch of work at a table. I am trying to plan days where we do our history and literature lessons at Colonial Williamsburg and have a picnic lunch (weather permitting)! This is the beauty of homeschooling!

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