Whether you are looking for fun summer learning that doesn’t feel like school or you have a high schooler who wants to take some extra classes in preparation for college, we have a library of summer resources for you!
Summer Fun Learning
- Try one of our many Art courses and learn new skills.
- Put on a summer play with our Drama and Speech classes like How to Write and Produce a Play, Simply Shakespeare, or In the Limelight.
- Learn a new skill like Keyboarding, Web Game Design, Internet Entrepreneurship, or Podcasting to Change the World with our Computer and Technology classes.
- Enjoy one of our many Electives courses such as Filmmaking, Hands-On Architecture, Heritage Crafts, Introduction to Graphic Design, Photography, or Whole Foods Cooking with Sue Gregg.
- Try a new language with one of our Foreign Language classes.
- Work some history into your day with any of our History classes such as the American Revolution, American History in Picture Books, Bold Explorers, Checks and Balances, Learning Across the USA, People and Places of WWII, Wonders of the World, or Writing On This Day in History. Don’t miss a chance to Drive Thru History with American or Ancient History with Dave Stotts!
- Our Language Arts classes have numerous ways to make summer learning fun. Check out our thematic Monthly Reading Lists, add hands-on activities to books with Adventures in Books or Literature Kits. Enjoy creative writing prompts such as Daily Writing or Sparking the Noggin. Try bite-sized units on dozens of topics with Lapbooking and Ditch the Desk. Keep your language arts and logic skills sharp with Daily Puzzlers. Or take your writing in a new direction with Adventures in Writing, Writing Advertising Copy, or Writing: Compare and Contrast.
- Take some time to brush up on Math skills with Daily Math, a Decimal Workshop, Fraction Workshop, Multiplication Workshop, Multiplication & Division Workshop, and a Whole Number Place Value Workshop.
- Learn a new musical talent with our Introduction to Guitar and Beginning Violin lessons.
- Find new ways to improve your family’s health with one of our Health & Fitness courses such as Family Nutrition or Nourishing Nuggets.
- Have some fun with Science with classes such as Bug Science, Daily Discoveries, Dinosaurs and the Bible, and Nature/Outdoors.
- Enjoying Summer Reading with Struggling Readers – Part One: Struggling readers will learn how to read their favorite books on their own . . . and enjoy it. By following a four-step method, students will increase their fluency and comprehension.
- Enjoying Summer Reading with Struggling Readers – Timed Rapid Reading: Through selections of 50- to 100-word excerpts, students will increase their reading speed. Reading speed charts and guidelines are provided.
- Enjoying Summer Reading with Struggling Readers – Reading in Phrases: Students will improve their reading fluency by learning to read in phrases, as opposed to word by word. Through various excerpts, students will learn to read and comprehend through phrase-cued reading and reading with expression.
- Are you going on a road trip to visit the National Parks? Learn about their Geology from Patrick Nurre as you go!
- And don’t forget all the learning fun in our Unit Studies and More section, plus games, lessons, and activities in our World Book libraries.
- Stream HUNDREDS of titles in our Video Library.
- Classics-Based Writing: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day
- Art Techniques: Pencil Drawing (Summer food theme); Painting a Landscape in Opaque Watercolor (Summer landscape)
- Everyday Easels: Children Playing on the Beach by Mary Cassatt
- Everyday Copywork: “Song V” (Rossetti), “The Swing” (Stevenson), “Bed in Summer (Stevenson), and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
- Monthly Reading List: Summer Fun!
- Lapbooking: Summer Safety; “Casey at the Bat”
- Digging for Treasure: Bible-themed scavenger hunts
- History of Holidays in America: learn about Flag Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day, and more
- Summer Olympics: unit study
- Homesteading: gardening and canning help
- Everyday Games: numerous summer-themed reading and math games
- Reader’s Theater: “In July”
- Photography Challenge: Includes various summer themes
- Everyday Games: reading and math games on summer themes
- Writing: “Casey at the Bat” (Thayer)
- Music/Voice: May Sings; Summer Camp Songs; “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
- Nature/Outdoors: Unit 1: Sand
- Sensational Sunflowers: eBook in Science Unit Studies
Intensive Classes for High Schoolers
If you have a high schooler who wants to go in depth with their learning this summer, try these shorter intensive classes designed just for them! Don’t miss the variety of high school classes we have for your students.
- Literature classes like Christian Values in J.R.R. Tolkien, Great Books, Part One, and Great Books, Part Two
- Social Studies such as The Constitution and Bill of Rights
- Bible classes including Introduction to Theology Part One and Part Two, Reading Religious Affections, Study of Original Sin by Jonathan Edwards, and Christian Discipleship
- And don’t forget our college help resources such as Writing the College Admission Essay, SAT-Math Test Prep, Money 101, College Choice Guidance, and Career Exploration.
- We have a wide assortment of classes for parents to enjoy over the summer, too! You can explore classes designed to help you grow in homeschool confidence, be consistent in your parenting, teach a subject like elementary math, and much more!
- And just for added fun – check out these Summer Chore Charts!
Check out these fun summer e-books from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine!
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