This year’s summer reading list is more extensive compared to previous summers. Over the course of the school year, I make a note of great books, then order them just before summer starts. I make a plan to read a book each week, and most often my reading over laps as most of these books have related concepts. By the end of summer, I should have a broad grasp of these main topics: personhood, city/urbanization, poverty, etc…

Our normal week involves three in-days, days when we have mini-lessons in the morning before lunch. These days are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. My son must attend to his Trivium, algebra/writing/reading, before we go out to play. Tuesday & Thursday are free days, or out-days. My son gets to choose to do what ever he wants on these days: Denny’s, fishing, Nerf battles, hiking, napping, movie, hiking, building models, friend over…

Along with the Trivium, we also focus on life skills: cooking, cleaning, house/car/dog care…

In between all of these activities, I read. Up early, to bed late, less TV, more reading!