Brief Hiatus — Update

Family life and staying healthy are taking top priority in our household (and many households) at the moment, so we will be on a brief hiatus here at Summerly Homeschool through the end of April to take care of things. Our monthly Book Club is canceled for March. We’ll discuss the March book in April, Read More

Around Town and Beyond — February 2020

Welcome to February! If you’re ready to add more fun, field trips, or unit studies to your homeschooling this month, here are a few things worth taking a look at. Enjoy! Online: Teaching Black History: Resources for All Ages –a nice compilation of resources, links, and lesson plan ideas from GPB/PBS. GPB/PBS Kids Writing Contest Read More

Getting Outside!

One of the things I appreciate most about homeschooling, and particularly homeschooling in metro Atlanta, is the opportunity to spend a lot of time outside in nature. Because of our flexible schedules, proximity to State and National Parks, waterfalls, and mountain trails, and warm weather most of the year, we’re able to take ourselves — Read More

Around Town and Beyond — January Homeschool Events

To kick off the New Year (and new decade!), here are just a few of the fun homeschool-friendly events going on in January. Enjoy! Thursday, January 2 — Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament at the Duluth Library; 2pm to 4:30pm. Compete to see who’s the best! This tournament is open to kids age 8-18, and Read More

Happy December!

Happy December, friends! I wanted to send a quick reminder about some fun things coming up around town this month:   1.) LEAD’s Winter Bazaar is this Tuesday, December 3, from 10am to noon.   2.) Also on December 3, the Duluth Library will be hosting a Harry Potter Yule Party starting at 5:30pm. It’s free, and open Read More

Gwinnett Library Events

We love our local library system. We spend much of our summer checking out books and attending fun events there. During the rest of the year, we always seem to be too busy to get to the library as often as we want. But I think we’re going to make an effort to do more Read More

Fall Fun Around Town (And Beyond)!

Looking for some fun things to do around town this fall? Here’s a list of family-fun adventures to enjoy in your homeschooling. Ongoing: Autrey Mill Nature Preserve — This lovely nature preserve in Johns Creek offers monthly, themed homeschool history and nature classes for two age groups — ages 6-11 and ages 9-13 — as Read More

Celebrating “Back to School”

Now that it’s August, we can feel our summer winding down and preparation for fall (and fall homeschool classes) gearing up. It’s a bittersweet time; time to say goodbye to our sweet, lazy summer days, but also time to say hello to new classes, new friends, and new learning opportunities. We always celebrate this time Read More

Easy Summer Fun

I hope everyone is having a great summer. Ours has been spent staycation style, as usual. There’s something sweet about spending summer days at home (or close to home), instead of trying to travel in peak heat and crowd season. If we take a trip this year it will most likely be a short getaway Read More