Dear Awesome Homeschool Families,

Get ready for a splash-tastic summer of learning and fun! As we bask in the sun’s warmth and celebrate all the fun of the season, we want to take you on an exciting adventure, exploring learning styles, methodologies, and curriculum options that will make your homeschooling journey shine brighter than ever. Plus, we’ve got some fantastic summer ideas to infuse joy and exploration into your days. Let’s dive in and have a blast!

Discovering Learning Styles: Unleash Your Superpowers!

Discovering your child’s learning style is like discovering their hidden superpower! Watch your child soar to new heights by understanding their unique strengths and preferences. Are they hands-on adventurers or visual explorers? Maybe they’re auditory superheroes! Unmask their learning style through exciting activities and online assessments like the VARK questionnaire ( It’s time to unlock their potential and embark on a thrilling educational journey together!

Choosing Methodologies and Philosophies: Your Homeschooling Cape Choices!

As homeschooling superheroes, we have the power to choose educational methodologies and philosophies that align with our family’s values. Will you explore the realms of Classical Education, where history and Latin come alive? Or perhaps you’ll harness the Montessori Method, empowering your children as independent learners. You could even soar through the skies of the Charlotte Mason Approach, where literature and nature intertwine. Let your imaginations take flight and create your personalized homeschooling cape using resources from the Well-Trained Mind (, the American Montessori Society (, Ambleside Online (, and “The Unschooling Handbook” by Mary Griffith.

Exploring Curriculum: Treasure Hunts of Learning!

Ahoy, homeschool treasure hunters! Get ready to discover exciting curriculum options that make learning an exhilarating adventure. Embark on a thrilling voyage with BookShark (, where literature becomes your guiding compass. Dive into the world of Bright Thinker (, an online adventure of interactive lessons and a comprehensive curriculum. Wander through the enchanting meadows of Oak Meadow (, where nature-inspired learning awaits. Along your journey, consult treasure maps from Cathy Duffy Reviews ( and The Curriculum Choice ( to uncover gems of curriculum that sparkle with excitement. We have a treasure trove of samples and curriculum to check out at our Lending Library, ready for exploration in July. Stay tuned for more details on that.

Engaging with the Homeschooling Community: Heroes Unite!

Calling all homeschool heroes! As part of our Cottonwood community, let’s band together and ignite the spark of connection. Join forces with us at Park Days and Game Day at the CCC. Unleash your superpowers on our Facebook Community Group, and join us at our summer events and field trips for expeditions and adventure. Share your triumphs, seek advice, and exchange high-fives with fellow homeschool heroes who understand the journey you’re on. Together, we can conquer any challenge and make our homeschooling adventure epic!

Summer Ideas: Explorations and Adventures

Infuse your summer days with exciting learning adventures as the sun shines bright. Take nature hikes to observe plants and creatures, set up a backyard science lab for fascinating experiments, or host a book club picnic at the park. Dive into outdoor art projects, stargaze on warm summer nights, or embark on museum tours. And don’t forget the joy of summer reading—create cozy reading nooks and embark on thrilling literary quests as a family.

So, dear homeschool superheroes, embark on a summer of exploration, discovery, and endless possibilities! Remember, we’re always here to support you in your homeschooling journey. Reach out to our dedicated family liaisons and connect with other homeschooling families who share your zest for learning.

Together, let’s make this summer one for the books!


Kara Parkins, Parent Support Advisor