We just got back from a wonderful week in the mountains of western NC. It was really nice to disconnect for a little bit and just have some family time! 🙂 We hiked, and swam, and my kids were even brave enough to try out Sliding Rock, even though the water was a chilly 48 degrees!! (That’s REALLY REALLY cold to people from Florida!!).
I was also able to spend some time reading by the pool and out on the balcony. Currently I am enjoying Beyond Survival. A Guide to Abundant Life Homeschooling by Diana Waring. It’s a good book to get me inspired to start school again next month. I’m enjoying the refresher on learning styles, which I do already know about, but need to give more thought to. I think that’s a topic I am going to do more research on in the coming weeks while I plan for next year. Both of my boys have different learning styles from each other (one is an intuitor/kinesthetic learner, the other is more of a feeler/visual learner). Unfortunately, I am more of a “thinker”, so my style doesn’t always mesh with theirs 😉
This is something I want to improve on for next year. I think I did a fairly good job of trying to adjust to my boys styles of learning, but I could still do more. It’s true that I find that when they are learning in their “zone” things are so much easier for all of us, but I have to fight the impulse to just do things my way. (Which isn’t easy!!)
So, I’ve still got about 5 weeks left to plan, as we will return to school about August 15. I should have curriculum rolling in soon, and I’m beginning to get excited!!