I wrote this week about the end of the school year and making the most of it, but can I confess something?
Summer always throws me for a loop.
I start out with big plans.
(I refuse to call my plans a “bucket list” because by definition it is only a bucket list if you are dying or if you literally organize things by putting slips of paper in a bucket.)
But by mid-summer, I realize we aren’t keeping pace with my ideas.
By August 1, I am already thinking about the upcoming homeschool year and just trying to fit in the biggies: swim lessons, an outdoor movie and a few more s’mores.
Am I the only one who feels like summer is gone in a blink?
This 8-week program focuses on time together in nature, and offers fun theme weeks to help make it happen.
Liz at A Natural Nester and some of her friends (who happen to be some of the most creative mamas out there) have put together unit study ideas covering everything from making nature journals, to art projects, to recipes (like “Pondscum Smoothies!”) and many other invitations to learn and play together.
If you’re looking for a bit of direction, lots of ideas and assistance but little pressure, this curriculum is a great fit.
I am so excited to start it with my 7- and 10-year-olds.
I think my very favorite part is that each weekly unit has book suggestions for bringing the lesson home. (That’s the homeschool nerd in me speaking — I love when everything comes together!)
Summer goes by so darn fast. I’m always left feeling like if I had just been a little more organized, we would have gotten to do so much more.
So I can’t wait to get started with this great program.
I’m curious to know if summers go by really fast at your house too? What are some of your favorite summer activities and traditions?
And my little disclaimer: I have partnered together with A Natural Nester to bring you this review. I was given a copy of this program for free, but my opinion is entirely my own! Thanks!!