Because we homeschool, we don’t technically have “summer vacation.” I like the consistent schedule and I do not like having idle children, so I’ve always assigned work for the kids, in some shape or form, throughout the year. As they have gotten older, however, I allow them to explore their own academic exploits. One son, for example, loves science and the outdoors, so he is usually concocting some electricity gadget or out chopping wood or something. My other son likes scholarly exploits, so he is usually reading a biography about Douglas MacArthur or playing Risk.
When they were little, I always assigned them essays and had them do math sheets and such. When I was little, I had a big problem coming back to school in the autumn after doing nothing scholarly for 3 or 4 months! I think kids need a little refreshing throughout the year.
So Moms and Dads, if you are needing some school-related stuff for your child this year, check out Scholastic’s page. I love it and have found many terrific worksheets there! The Third Grade Math Worksheets are great, and the reading comprehension worksheets are even better! Reading comprehension is EVERYTHING, and I really think children benefit from reading all year round.
The worksheets are also great for kids attending summer school or especially for kids starting preschool. You can print everything out from your computer, there are 15,000 worksheets to choose from for grades pre-K to 8th. I think they are really well done. We have used Scholastic stuff for years.
Definitely check out the website if you have school aged children. Or do it if you’re interested, to brush up on your phonics or stuff. ;)