We take a full two week break at Christmas and New Year's due to family birthdays and our anniversary, too! Today we are back to school!
Today we are starting Introduction to the Constitution, a free online course with Hillsdale College. They have wonderful resources on their website. (here) Sarah has done their course on C.S. Lewis and I'm part way through a course on Jane Austen.
We will do the all of Hillsdale College's Constitution courses, and I think that in the years to come Kyle will do many of their courses. They are made of a lecture by a professor or the president of the college, and a quiz, so that by the time you finish the courses you've had 10 - 12 lectures and taken that many quizzes. When you finish a course you receive a certificate from the college stating that you've done completed the course. I think it is wonderful preparation for college.
When Sarah did their C.S. Lewis Course, she was already a fan of his Narnia series, but after the course she wanted to read and own all his books, and we've started collecting them for her. She has read quite a few, and many are not fiction.
I love the way this course excited her learning, and how she moved on to a higher level of learning.
It feels good to get back to our school routine. I have only five more years of homeschooling, since Kyle is in 8th grade this year. I know they'll fly by.