Summer school?

or Learning as a Lifestyle?

I recently posted on my facebook page that I was done laying out lesson plans for the 2012-2013 school year for my 10th, 5th, & 2nd graders.  still pondering preK for Bryson.  We ‘start’ school a month earlier than our public peers around here.  That means we begin school in about 5 weeks.  

Someone made the comment about letting my kids have a summer.  *smile*

What does that exactly mean?  laziness?  lolligaggin’? Freedom?

Oohhh, I know… it means…

the carefree days of warm summer breezes, sprinklers, popsicles, evening walks, playing outside til 9…

Bubble-blowing, side-walk chalking, tag, & foursquare…

picking fruit out of the backyard, roasting hotdogs & marshmallows by the fire…

park days, play days, and days by the shore…

riding bikes, scooters, and skateboards…

picking daisies, walking down train tracks, laughter…

listening to crickets and frogs, watching sunsets, counting stars…

making smoothies, homemade ice cream, no bake cookies…

follow-the-leader, red light green light, simon says…

Bible reading, current affairs (because the world still revolves), prayer requests,

Spanish for fun, read alouds, family movie nights…

random experiments, observing neighborhood birds, cloud watching…

a daddy that plays, visits from cousins, and best friends who drop by…

mapping Nana’s journey across the United States, writing to penpals, calling Grandma…

inspecting bee hives and birds nests, exploring new trails…

picnics at the park, in the back yard, or in our living room…

tea for two, soup for three, BBQ for many…

berry pickin’, planting sunflowers & pumpkins, pulling weeds…

swimming lessons, play dates with friends, playing on the neighbors trampoline…

church camp outs, family reunions, and birthdays to celebrate…

Yeah, I’m kind of thinking my kids are not missing out on summer at all…

even if Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic  is a part of their day.  *smile*

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5 thoughts on “Summer school?

  1. My kids are enjoying the more relaxed days of summer . . . but we still pull out the flashcards, math workbooks, and grammar text every couple of days. It is good for our children to continue to use their brains all.year.long.

    🙂 🙂 🙂

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