It's February, and I'm feeling pretty happy about how our homeschool year is progressing. This month, we're taking it easy, soaking up more of the subjects each child loves and introducing some fun enrichment activities.
For my 7th grader, Nathan, this means taking hours of the school day to devour the whole Harry Potter series. He's still working hard in Algebra and Latin and Writing, but I'm not complaining if he lies on the sofa all morning reading Harry Potter.
Wenxin, Julia, and Katherine are all reading books they love as well. But we've slowed the pace a little in their other subjects and added some fun brain exercises with Lego Quest, a set of 51 building challenges. Here are some of their creations.
Quest 1: Create a Vehicle
Quest 2: Create Something Monochromatic
The quests progress to things like "make a self portrait" and "build an Olympic event." Here's a complete list of all 51 Lego Quests. My kids are loving the challenge.
How about you? Do you feel the need to school at a slower pace in February? Are you making any changes for the second half of the school year?