We tend to peter out, sadly. I like the way the schools do it. On this date, you're done. period. the end.
As a homeschooling family things sort of gradually end. Co op classes end one day, you finish your math curriculum a week later, you have to read through the summer because your mother
Then there are the things we actually add because it's summer. Things like a little math fact review or perhaps a few documentaries for fun. (who doesn't' like a documentary on sharks before you head out on your beach vacation, for instance?)
However, I feel a little sad for my kids. When I was in school there was nothing like that exhilarating feeling of walking out of the doors of the school building for the summer. The feeling of freedom was intoxicating.
My kids don't really get that. Education is just a way of life around here. We change it up a bit. We don't have to sit around the kitchen table at 8am every day doing our lessons during the summer. Things do change, but they don't just STOP.
Maybe I should have a bell installed in the house and I could ring it on Friday, scream "SCHOOL'S OUT" and run out the front door? Somehow I don't think it would have quite the same effect.