Every year, about this time, for as long as I can remember...I start preparing for Mama K's Summer School. The kids usually get a week off just to relax, then we start in. In the car yesterday, Carlos asked me if we were going to be doing it again this year. Yes! Then he asked why. That's easy, for us, it's about routine and not getting out of the practice of working the brain. It's easy to get out of practice. It's not about us teaching new things, just keeping up with the skills they already have.
Here's what we do - each child has a folder with 2-3 workbook pages in it that they need to complete each day. They also have a journal that they do a page in, it could be a daily "what's happening" type thing or a story, whatever they want. Last is the reading, we do 30 minutes.
As much as I love the routine of the school year, I LOVE summer. I love the time with my kids, love reconnecting with them on a daily basis and just knowing them better as people, love the weather, the fun outings, all of it. I know it's getting close, I've done my part, the folders are ready and I'm counting down the days...yay summer!