Whether you home-school or not, year-round or not, summer need not be a season of complete educational atrophy. I’d encourage any family to chisel out an hour a day to devote to an interest-led unit study…
US geography is on the syllabus in the White house, this summer. State capitols and history, coloring a giant United States poster… I’ve been conspiring for months, but when the standardized tests the girls recently completed indicated maps/geography as an area that “needs improvement“*, that sealed the deal.
To flesh out the unit study further, I’m stealing my friend Molly’s awesome moves by soliciting state-themed postcards from friends/family across the country, in hopes of collecting one from each state. New pen-pals? Bonus!
If you’re willing to send a post-card featuring your home-state to my kidlets, comment below and I’ll message our mailing address. I’ll keep a running list of states collected here. Thanks in advance for the fun!
*In their defense, this was not surprising, and not their fault as I hadn’t taught it yet. They rocked all other subjects, a testament of Husband’s smarty-pants genes and evidence that I haven’t ruined them entirely quite yet. 😉