Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Summer School

What have we been up to lately? Well, settling into a new routine for the summer mostly. It has been a great few weeks, as the weather turns warm, the flowers are all blooming, the garden is on its way - it is time to be outside! This year instead of taking the summer off (which is what we have done in years past) I decided we needed some consistency, and a little more time to finish up this years work. I was worried about disciplining myself and the kids to stick with it, but things are settling in nicely. So far, our days look pretty much the same. Rather than detailing a really structured schedule for the summer, I decided we would dedicate an hour in the morning for school, and some afternoons spend time on history projects (on the days we don't have karate or gymnastics). It is working out well, we cover math, Latin and spelling during that hour, then they are free to go outside or read. Then in the late afternoon we either run errands and go to class, or we work on a fun project - or take a trip to the zoo or children's museum. We are also back to having art class on Wednesdays with my nieces and nephew - we are finishing up Atelier Art Level 4. Then we squeeze in a little swimming at her house before heading home to get ready for Vespers. Don't you just love summer!


elizabeth said...

Sounds lovely!

Pres. Kathy said...

The joys of summer!

Bluecanopy said...

hello...I've been following your blog for a while and LOVE your choice of coursework for your children and how you implement it.

I am beginning 1st grade with my six year old soon and was wondering if you would be willing to share what you have done for first grade.

Please feel free to say no if you'd like, I would understand! Thank you!
Here is my email address: