I am so ready to be done for the summer. (This Friday is our last day!) I LOVE homeschooling, but we definitely need a break (maybe it wasn't such a great idea to work through Spring Break, after all...)
That said, I am already thinking about next school year. I can't remember exactly how it came up, but I promised Primus we could do a unit about pirates in the fall. She is so excited! She even told her gymnastics teacher about it. So next time I go shopping for curriculum, I've got to keep my eyes open for a fun workbook or something.
The other new unit I want to incorporate next year is something about birds, specifically learning to identify several different types. I can tell you what a handful of birds look like. Mostly the exotic ones, and that's about it. I'm not even sure if I could tell the difference between a raven and a crow. The other day the girls were talking about the blue jay they saw. I'm pretty sure it wasn't a blue jay. But it was blue, and I had no idea what the real name was. That's pretty sad. So we're going to learn about several of the birds that are common to our area.