In the past the end of a school year marked the beginning of homeschool, only I didn't ever think of it in those terms. Summer vacation offered the freedom to teach my kids skills and explore learning opportunities at our whim, free of the confines of homework and school schedules. Obviously this year is different.
We have already been reading through some great adventure books together. SJ has already been cooking (ok, bbq'ing). We have already visited our local Turtle Bay Museum to study the butterflies. Not that we won't continue doing these things but it makes me appreciate that we have had the freedom through homeschool to accomplish enrichment activities throughout the year, not just during summer vacation.