Summer school is in session! We wrapped up our regular school year on June 5, and we took last week off completely. We had long, lazy mornings. We made pancakes. We went swimming. Basically, we had a little stay-cation, and yesterday, we got back to work–summer style.
(I saw the idea of the summer school bucket on a homeschooling blog, and now I can’t find the post! So…if this looks familiar to you, please share the name of the blog in the comments. I certainly want to give credit for this cute idea.)
In our summer school bucket, I included a new pencil for each student, a bunch of fun erasers from the Dollar Tree, a new notebook for each student, some math flash cards, and a new set of double-tipped markers. I had the bucket and the summer school sign on the dining room table when everyone woke up. It helped set the tone for our day and hopefully our whole summer.
For my little preschooler, I made this “Summer Fun Book.” I’ve been collecting links on Pinterest for a few weeks, and I printed coloring pages and activities for Charlotte to enjoy while her brothers do their summer school lessons.
All of this makes me think of The Sound of Music. Maybe you’ll remember the scene, too. The housekeeper tells Maria, “The Von Traap children don’t play. They march.” Well, don’t worry! We aren’t missing the joys of summer. Our summer school is going to take 1 to 1.5 hours per morning, Monday through Thursday, and we have some projects (and books!) in progress for the afternoons. We have a lot of fun things planned for the season. I think I’ll do another post about our Summer Bucket List. There is much fun to be had!