While it feels like June was just a few days ago, somehow we have passed Labor Day and started our school year. We had a wonderful but busy summer. Because of some spring traveling, we went later into the summer with our school year while also balancing summer activities.
We did summer camp with out church, activities with 4-H and our American Heritage Girls and Trail Life troops. We spent several weeks at the river with family, tubing, fishing, swimming, and visiting. We grew our biggest garden to date, and even had enough extra to can tomatoes and pickles. There were a few lazy days spent enjoying our little above ground pool and lots of popsicles. We finished out our summer with a quick trip to Pennsylvania to visit friends and help out with a benefit auction. (I will be sharing more about that trip soon.)
Fall Fun Ideas
The calendar and the thermometer may say that fall is not here yet, but in my house we are calling it fall. Once Labor Day is over and our school year has begun I consider it fall. We are decorating for fall this weekend.
In some ways I was sad to see the flexibility of summer leave, but in many ways I am grateful for fall. We enjoyed the break but we all needed a return to our regular routines.
I am not much for pumpkin spice, but I love all things pumpkin and apple. And as soon as the weather starts to cool we will enjoy chili and soups. Soon the pumpkin patches will open and hopefully we can even enjoy a corn maze.
We are excited about field trips, the state fair (which we missed last year), turkey shows, and lots of camping. I am setting out our favorite fall books for the children to explore. It is a new season with new reasons to celebrate!
If you are excited about fall and looking for some fun ways to incorporate it into your homeschool, check out some of the great resources below. I would love to hear from you what you enjoyed this summer or what you are looking forward to this fall.
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