When we thought we had a break, there’s more…
A parent’s job is never done. It’s summer break but I know all to well that there’s no break for parents like us.
I’m talking about those parents who play an active role in their child’s education. They’re the ones who want to help their child improve their grades or maintain already excellent grades. They’re the ones who are willing to go beyond what their child is learning in school.
You know the type that I’m talking about. 😉
Parents like those encourage us to keep creating e-learning resources because we want to help them give their kids that extra boost.
And summer time is one of the best times to work with your child on his academics. It doesn’t have to be “school at home” (unless that is your preference). Instead, it can be structured in a more fun, relaxed and informal way.
One of the more popular types of informal work is with the use of “foldables”. These interactive learning worksheets cover many topics which are on the Bahamas primary school curriculum. And if you wanted to give your child a break from screen time, then foldables are the way to go.
If you’ve never heard of foldables, check out this post in which we show you how to use it in your home or classroom.
Don’t forget about the Social Studies Activity Workbook which is a free download. These activities can be done on your children’s device or you can print them out.
Death, Delay & Determination
During the months of April and May of this year, my children missed a lot of homeschool lessons!
This was because both my grandfather and my grandmother passed away, three weeks apart.
After this happened, I realized that although my kids were ready to continue with school lessons, I was not. I needed more time to mourn. I needed more time to get things sorted out again.
What does a homeschool parent do? How do you take the time needed to recover and not throw the academic schedule off completely?
I thought that maybe a homeschool aide would be a nice addition to the family. Sort of like a teacher’s aide, but for a homeschool parent. 🤔
Although the idea sounded great, it wasn’t practical to have someone come to my home everyday to teach my children or make sure their work was getting done. So I did what had to be done and enrolled the children in our very own online primary and high school classes.
Online classes can be a life saver for many parents, not only homeschool parents.
If your child can work independently for a set period of time, then online classes can save the day.
With this in mind, we’ve developed online classes for both primary and secondary school. The classes cover topics directly from the Bahamas Ministry of Education’s curriculum and are designed for students to work at their own schedule. You can find out more about those classes and sample them here;
All in all, summertime is a great time to work with your child; to get to know their strengths and weak areas; and also a time to help him or her prepare for the next academic year. And whether you need online classes, past papers, past paper answer keys, or fun activities like foldables, we’ve got you covered with lots of resources to get started.
What about you, what sort of work do you do with your children during the summer break?