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Home-schoolers continue education during summer

At 10 a.m. on a sunny summer day, five of Vickee Barker’s children are seated at the kitchen table, quietly completing their writing assignment. Afterward, they start working with math flash cards.

The Barkers of Springville are a home-schooling family that keeps formallearning going during the summer, although on a scaled-back basis.

“I think it’s great,” said 16-year-old Hyrum Barker. “I’ve learned that if you don’t do anything during the summer, then you won’t have as much of an active mind when you go back to school.” Read more…

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