This was our 2nd (and last) week of practicing a detailed schedule before we start our new year next week. We called it "Summer School."
It took all week, but we got letters written and pictures colored to send to the boys' cousin in Colorado.
Monday Alan and I began his first lapbook. I picked one of his favorite books, "Goodnight Moon"
(ours is a board book like this one from CBD: Goodnight, Moon, Board Book ), and used the templates from Homeschool Share.
Dale and I continued working in his body lapbook.
We all three celebrated Smokey (the) Bear's birthday watching this vintage commercial, and the original Smokey Bear song, and coloring pages from this site. Have you sat down to color with your kids lately? It's fun!
Tuesday we kept going in both lapbooks and a few other schoolish things. The boys swam and ate cake. Alan loves
|Personally, I love the red clown nose.|
Wednesday was Sand Day. In addition to our usual (for this week) school stuff, I gave Alan our tub of stale (uncooked) grits to scoop and pour while Dale worked on other things. Later they both made sand art inspired by No Time for Flash Cards.
Thursday I tried something new. Instead of a play outside break around 10:00, we just took one right off the top. After breakfast, but before anything else, we headed out so the boys could ride their bicycles for 30 minutes or so and burn some energy before starting our morning clean-up and school routine. Plus the temperature goes from about 85 to 95 between 8am and 10am. I'm not into gettin' sweaty
so soon after my shower .
Friday we finished up our letters to cousin Aaron and got ready for company. My long-time friend Sam and her daughter Lainey came to play! Girls at our house are a rarity, and I loved Sam's choice for Lainey's dress today. It says, "Shh... I'm hunting boys." Lainey-girl, you found some today!
And finally, gearing up for the start of school next week, we made our first Weekly Library Visit of the new school year. We've been going to the library regularly all summer, but "only" checking out 12-15 books at a time. List in hand, I enjoyed every minute of my academic scavenger hunt, and filled the stroller basket full. Dale checked out 5 of his own, and I took out a grand total of 40 books. Ahhh... yep. School's here!
Are you big library users or do you just stick with your own books?