Yup, I am just a tad crazy and have decided to plan a fun summer program for the kids this year.
(I found the fabulous idea here)
Essentially I want to help my son continue to build on what he's learnt this year, so each week we will have a different theme and will be doing a few worksheets (to help with reading, writing and math), crafts, checking a few books out of our local library that go with the theme and will be enjoying a weekly field trip.
All to hopefully reinforce our boy's skills :)
AND my three year old is beyond excited to go to "school" this summer!
Now, I don't want to go too crazy but I do want to have a little structure to help our son continue to grow. So, this won't be super strict but hopefully we will spend a little bit of time each day doing some sort of activity. Plus I don't know about you but in the summer I hear a lot of "Mom I'm bored" so maybe this will help with that too :)
And as an added bonus this will give me a little taste of what all you home school mamas do all year :)
(cause y'all know you're my heroes right?!)
Anyways I am super excited and just starting to get things together....
My goal is to have a binder for each of the kids to keep their worksheets in and to make a poster of some kind outlining our weekly schedule, so that the kids can look at it and know what we will be up to and get excited about our plans!
Here's a very rough idea of what our summer is going to look like:
July 5-9 Prince and princess
Study royalty, castles and knights
Field trip: Make fancy crowns and dress up as royalty. Have a royal picnic in the park.
July 12-16 Yeehaw!
Learn about cowboys and rodeos
Field Trip: Go to the Stampede!
July 19-23 Dinosaurs
Learn all about dinosaurs
Field trip: Visit The Royal Tyrrell Museum
July26-30 Bugs bugs bugs
Learn all about different creepy crawlies
Field trip: Enjoy a scavenger hunt in the park looking for different bugs.
August 2-6 Ice cream
Learn about dairy farms, and find out how ice cream is made
Field trip: Take a trip to the grocery store to buy ingredients to make our own ice cream!
August 9-13 Fun in the sun
Learn about wildlife and creatures of the sea
Field Trip: Take a beach day- go swimming
August 16-20 Strawberry Patch
Study gardens and how they grow
Field Trip: Visit a strawberry farm and make fresh strawberry pie and jam
August 23-27 Babies
Learn all about different baby animals
Field trip: Visit the zoo
What are your summer plans?