First of all, my new book is out, so please go buy a copy for the 8-12 year old girls in your life. It's a fun quiz book with good take-away value. We are reading it in morning devotions even though we have boys and it's a girls book and even though it's not a daily devo book and only one person actually fits in that age range. Since we have more time in the summer, we are doing a quiz a day.
We are keeping to a daily schedule. Not minute by minute, but more certain things we do in the morning, afternoon and evening. In the mornings, we start with devotions and me reading a book to them. Also doing an ongoing spelling bee with the 200 most commonly misspelled words.
Then we work on a little reading, math and writing. School is a lot tougher than it used to be so keeping the brain alive in the summer is even more important than it used to be. The twins are reading the Magic Tree House books. They are a bit challenging for Kayla. Jasmine has reading to complete for her school. The twins have workbooks that were sent home to help them catch up, and Jasmine has a math pack.
In the afternoons we were doing roller hockey, swimming, biking, basketball etc. I messed that up by mutilating the ligaments in my knee. But we hope to resume some of that with Jessica in charge. After a couple of very frustrating sessions of swim lessons in previous years, I decided I'd just teach the twins and Jasmine myself. I used to be a guard/teacher/WSI.
Life around here goes much better with a schedule.
On Friday we set up centers. This week we had building center, fitness center, game center, play dough center, craft center, drawing center and reading center. But we only had time for each person to do three 20 minute centers, so they've asked for the same centers this Friday.
In the afternoon we watched a movie and had banana splits.
Max turned 13 on Saturday.
Street hockey/roller hockey
Slip 'n slide
What are you doing this summer? Do you keep a schedule or are the kids in summer programs? (Jasmine's summer basketball league has turned out to be pretty much a joke. In four weeks they've had one practice and one game!!)