Homeschool Summer Fun in Charlotte

Even though homeschool is out for summer, I still have E on some form of schedule for three reasons.

  1. Prevents boredom
  2. Keeps him brushed up on math & reading
  3. Gets us outdoors & doing more stuff

Because Ethan’s only sibling is 4 months old, it’s pretty easy to understand why he could get bored easily. Baby Mah-tin is plenty of fun, but not the ideal playmate for an almost 10-year-old. I’ve tried to make the schedule work with Martin’s naps, which can be pretty difficult, but I find we can get out and about once a day. Some days we go out twice, and some days we don’t go out at all.

Each week we have one day for:

  1. Going to a park/playing in water
  2. running errands
  3. exploring one fun place in Charlotte
  4. Family Movie Night
  5. Play date with a friend

We’re also working through a reading list for E. I love that so many of the books have movies we can use for movie night.

Our Family Movie Night List

  • The Swiss Family Robinson
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Captains Courageous
  • Cool Runnings
  • The Sandlot
  • The Karate Kid (1984)
  • The Neverending Story
  • Rudy
  • Treasure Island
  • Muppets Movie
  • Angels in the Outfield

Charlotte Excursion Ideas