Homeschooling isn’t something that just happens. It takes hours of preparation, planning, and organizing to make certain that the curriculum that you have planned and prepared for you and your children is on point and in focus with the learning goals that you’ve set for the year.
Some households homeschool year-round, while others take a bit of a break during the summer months. Honestly, when it comes to homeschooling, you have to do what works best for you and your children. If you do plan on homeschooling year round, dealing with Mother Nature has to be something that you factor in as well. Homeschooling during the summer heat isn’t a joke and can be less than fun to deal with, too. Here are some simple tips on how you can alter your day when that summertime heat may be just a little too much to handle.
Simple Tips for Homeschooling During the Summer Heat
Always have a backup plan.
If you feel that the heat is just too much to enjoy an outdoor adventure or field trip, always have a backup in place to do instead. Great backup ideas could be to visit the local library, a museum, or switch out the day’s activities for a different day that same week in hopes that the weather will cool down enough to enjoy.
Nothing can deter the plans of a day quicker than not staying hydrated. If you do venture outside during the hot summer heat, make certain that you and your children drink and take plenty of liquids to help them stay hydrated. The more water that they consume, the better their bodies will react to the heat. As their parent, you are the best judge to know what is safe for them or not but starting out with them being hydrated is a great way to beat that summertime heat.
Go outside early rather than later in the day.
If you have an outdoor activity or learning lesson planned but the heat seems to be getting hotter as the day goes along, why not flip-flop your day and go outside earlier in the morning rather than later in the day? The cooler temps will be during the morning hours making it a bit more likely that you and your children will be able to enjoy everything that the great outdoors has to offer.
Start your class time earlier in the day.
If you typically start your school day at 9 AM, bump it up a few hours to be able to enjoy the cooler morning weather. A 7 AM start isn’t really all that bad, is it? When it’s for a short period of time, it’s totally doable. Your kids will love the fact that their school day will be getting over earlier in the day leaving them more time to do what they want to do once their studying is done.
With the temps reaching upwards of 90 degrees and more, dressing appropriately for the weather can be a huge help when wanting to take your curriculum out the door. When you and your children are wearing less to stay cool, don’t forget the sunscreen as well! It’d be a shame to burn from those sun rays!
Homeschooling during the hot summer days can be a bit tricky, but still totally possible. Try a few of the tips above and see if those small changes help you and your child stick to your summer homeschooling schedule. The great part of homeschooling is that if you need to alter something, you can absolutely do so! Do what works best for you and your child and do what you can to stay cool and focused during these hot summer temps!
What is your best tip for homeschooling during the summer heat? Leave a comment below letting me know, I would love to hear from you!!
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