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bigreys5
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:00 pm    Post subject: Need advice on an education experience for the summer... Reply with quote

I homeschool my two youngest boys year round. things are great there, and I have that covered for the summer.

My dilemma is that my step children (9 and 11) are here for 6 weeks.
My brother in law (14) is also living with us this summer. All three are ps in arkansas, doing well as far as we know. I usually like to incorporate some sort of learning experience with them into our "schoolday." Last year, they decided to work on their cursive writing, and I found some Jan Brett cursive lettering that they worked on one letter a day. Their choice. This year, since they are older (and we have an extra), I wanted to do a little more. I was thinking of letting them pick out any subject of their choice that they wanted to learn more about, and do all they can researching it, and organizing a report/ lapbook thing.

What do you think or are there any other suggestions? I know my daughter will want to be the "teacher's helper" and also planned on that, but I want them to be interested and have something to show at the end of the summer.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny - we have a Michael, a Gabriel and a Rebekah too - plus a few more (not the same ages).
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think letting them choose a subject to delve into is a wonderful idea. Sounds as though you've got it together.

My only question is...do you have room for 4 more boys? Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my brothers is going to explosives camp. I so wish I could have done that one myself!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am so NOT going to tell my dh that there is such a thing as an explosives camp. HE would want to go and he was excited enough when he discovered the Backyard Ballistics book. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that like potato guns and so on?
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