Friday, 12 August 2016

Not Back to School Picnic

'Tis the season - Back to School season -  that is!  This week's Unit Study Roundup theme is Back to School.  In some areas schools have resumed for the academic year, but where I live, they don't resume until the about the first of September. 

We don't take a summer break from formal lessons because we do things very differently.  Where we live, as home educators or homeschoolers, we do not have to follow the school timetable.  This means that we follow our own schedule and timetable.

We have activities that happen during 'term time' meaning when schools are in session and we follow the school term structure for those.

In September, some home educators like to have 'Not Back To School Picnics'.  This is a celebration of not having to go back to school.  We like any excuse for a picnic in the park. :-) 

These picnics take place all around country and are organised by various local groups.  

If we have a local one to go to in September, I might be able to post photos from it.

For those of you who have started back to your formal lessons, happy schooling!  For those of you who have not started back yet, happy summer holidays!

Here are the other blogs in this week's Unit Study Roundup:

Back to School Teacher Gift {Free Printable Bag Topper} from Crafty Mama in ME

The Best {Back To School} Books For Kids from Play Dough & Popsicles

Back to School Interview for Kids from CraftCreateCalm

Free Kissing Hand Songs, Poems, & Videos to Ease Separation Anxiety from Living Montessori Now

How to Help Kids Back to School from iGameMom

Middle School Student Organizers for Tweens from Look! We're Learning!

Back to School Party Ideas from Schooling a Monkey

Not Back to School Picnic from Tales of Education at Home

Back to School Hand Washing Water Play from Play & Learn Every Day

52 Preschool Themes (& FREE 2016-2017 Preschool Theme Calendar!) from Preschool Powol Packets

Homeschooling? Have a Not Back to School Day from Adventures in Mommydom

Books for Kids About Starting Middle School from Planet Smarty Pants