Whew! It's done. The Jung Academy of...well, we don't actually have a school name. I've meant to make one up but just never got around to it.
Despite our lack of a name, we're still done with school for the year. As of today everyone has moved up a grade and we've now have an 11th, 8th, 5th and 2nd grader enrolled in our homeschool. Oh yes, plus the pre-pre-schooler who thinks she's 12. The teacher (that's me) called the school year. It feels good.
Lest you think we run a less-than-tight ship around here, I should tell you that the teacher cleared the end of school date with the school administrator. He's a great guy and very supportive of the teacher. Teacher in-service days and/or evenings with the administrator are awesome! (wink)
Sadly for my students, we won't be having a completely school free summer. Here at the Jung Academy of ...whatever...we continue to do "school light" over the traditional summer break. We tried a school free summer once many years back and we ended up with mad/frustrated students. The students were frustrated because they'd forgotten some of what they'd learned the previous spring and had to go BACK in their books.
Also, doing a bit of school in the summer cures the "I'm bored" thing which seems to creep in from time to time. It allows us to take Snow Days or Grandparent Visit Days or It's too Nice Outside to Do School Days or the ever popular Teacher Doesn't Feel Like Teaching Days from time to time during the regular school year. Doing a bit in the summer gives us some added flexibility. It's a good thing.
How about your homeschool? Do you do school in the summer? If you don't homeschool - do your kids do "school" stuff over their vacation?