Monday, April 16, 2012

Dreaming of Summer

I don't know where you live, but the weather by me has been so nice lately!  Sure there have been a few cold or rainy days, but the warming temperatures have got me thinking about summertime =)

Last year I planned on taking a break for the summer, but after a few weeks, Trevor kept asking to do school.  I would try to give him something fun to do, but he would say "No, with papers at the table."  So, we ended up continuing to do school through the summer, though at a more leisurely pace.  This year I would like to do something similar.  I definitely want to take advantage of being able to go outside a ton, but I don't want to lose the progress that we have made (especially in reading), so I've made a plan for what I would like this summer to look like.

For those of you who have been around this blog for a while, you probably know that I like to make plans and schedules, but rest assured I do not follow them...very well at least =)  I'm just the type of person that will get nothing done if I don't plan for something.  I guess I just need something to aim at.  So here is what I came up with...


Mondays -
  • Afternoons
    • They usually spend time with one set of grandparents on Mondays

Tuesdays -
  • Mornings
    • Go to a park/trail and jog with the kids in the stroller
  • Afternoons
    • No plans, just naps =)

Wednesdays
  • Mornings
    • Math
      • review/learn skip counting (2's, 3's, 5's, 10's)
      • keep fresh on reading/writing numbers
      • oral quiz on mental math skills (ex. "You have 3 cookies and your sister gives you 2 more, how many cookies to you have now?)
  • Afternoons
    • No plans, just naps =)

Thursdays -
  • Mornings
    • Same as Tuesday mornings
  • Afternoons
    • Visit other set of grandparents

Fridays

So what are you plans for the summer?  Do you homeschool year round or do you take a break?  If you do school, do you continue on as normal or do you only work on certain days or study certain subjects?  I'd love to hear what you have found works for your family (or even what you're trying new this year)!

Happy Summer (Almost)!

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4 comments:

  1. Ahhh, summer! Looking forward to it as well...mainly because I should be past morning sickness by then. lol

    We do tend to school through the summer as well. I plan my schooling for a nine month year, but inevitably, we end up schooling about 3 days a week in the summer. Here in south Texas, it gets so hot, that there just isn't much else to do. Plus, the little ones do much better on some sort of schedule/routine, so makes mommy's life easier to just school.

    The other benefit to schooling some in the summer....it puts us ahead for the following year, so I'm free to take breaks if necessary throughout the school year.

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    1. Great idea using the summer to get AHEAD. I've always thought of it as finishing up from the year before, but your idea is so much better =)

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  2. Sounds like a great "plan!" I am not sure what we are going to do yet... but definitely some type of "school." I get a little stir crazy if we just hang out all day! Maybe some type of State Study?!

    Thanks for sharing and getting me thinking about our plans! You are so good about making plans! I, on the other hand..like to think about making plans, and when planning time comes, I'm at a loss!

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    1. I'd rather plan than do =) But still, I think if I didn't plan we'd be in our PJ's all day watching too much TV! So I keep on with the plans =)

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