Thursday, June 22, 2017

Planning our Summer -- Or Not

Have you seen this floating around the Internet?  At first glace, it seems like a great idea but then, reality hits.  Who has to enforce this?  ME!  Huh!  

At first I was feeling bad about not having every moment of our day planned until my friend (and cousin) pointed out that when her boys were growing up she didn't plan anything - they either swam in the pool, on the trampoline, or riding bikes.  I figured out really quickly that it's ok to not have a schedule. 

Remember I posted how crazy the last few weeks have been?  So, my first plan is to take a few weeks off of anything specific.  We all need a break.  My second part of the plan is simple
1) We have some school review.  Very simply - handwriting and math review are on the list.  That's it.  Just one worksheet of each, each day.  A total of like 10-15 minutes. 
2) Reading - we are all participating in reading programs through the library/bookstore so we will read.  The goal is 15 minutes of individual reading a day and then I am reading a group book to all the kids for 15 minutes a day. 
3)  Activities - I'm planning more things to do this summer.  Simple trips to different parks, splash pads, and the pool.  Library activities, free movies, VBS, and whatever other inexpensive, fun things I can find.  
4) I hope to do some crafts and science experiments.  I'm not over planning these.  If I find something I love, I'll get the stuff I need and we will do it.  That's all. 

Will we have days of nothing? YES!  Will we have days where the boys are using electronics all day long? YES!  And guess what? That's ok!!  

Do you have a plan for your summer?