We're in our last term of the school year (not counting our mini-term in July), and we're wrapping up some of the curriculum we started at the beginning of the year. Granted, we dropped some of the curriculum we had started at the beginning of the year, but the curriculum we've kept working on is almost finished. It's such a good feeling!
Today I read aloud the last of our critical thinking book, The Thinking Toolbox. All three kids are done with their Rod & Staff grammar. Jaden is finished with his math and science. Jaden and Jerah completed the writing course they were taking. Joely and Jerah are finished with history. Joely is done with her Horizon's math workbook, although she has a little left to do in Singapore yet.
Did I mention it feels so good to finish things?
Even though the kids have finished a lot of their work, I still want them to be actively learning this term. Since Jaden and Jerah are both actively working on writing novels, I've added some 'how to write' books to their daily assignments. Jaden is currently reading The First Five Pages and Jerah is reading If You Can Talk, You Can Write.
Joely's math is nearly finished, but she still needs a bit more practice on her basic multiplication/division facts as well as figuring out fractions of a set. Consequently, I'm having her do some focused online math practice at MathUSee.com and we're also doing some on-the-floor practice with Mancala marbles working on those pesky fractions.
I'm enjoying this change to our regular routine, and so are the kids.
Is your homeschool year winding down? What do you do differently at the end of the school year?