Monday, May 23, 2016

Mothering Monday: Summer Plans

My kids still have four weeks of school before we have summer break. I'm glad to have a few weeks to think about our summer plans. However, June promises to be busy with two moving-up ceremonies, class parties, class trips, end of the year meetings, etc.

My philosophy about summer is that we should be outside as much as possible and preferably near water. I also want to have some structure, but not too much structure.

Places to Visit/Explore and Activities to Try
  • Attend the Philadelphia, PA temple open house (and visit some of the cool sites there.)
  • Go to the Adirondacks.
  • Possible day trip to Plymouth, MA
  • Local lake and beach
  • Visit a beach in Connecticut
  • Two-week trip to Wyoming (parades, rodeo, spelunking, zip-line at Sleeping Giant, Thermopolis to swim in the hot springs, Yellowstone, the museum...)
  • Possible trip to Albany for a choir festival
  • Dutchess County Fair
  • Historic Hudson Valley Homes
  • Drive-in movie theater
  • Dollar theater
  • Michaels Craft program

Summer Goals
  • Refinish our deck.
  • Grow a successful garden.
  • Teach kids more cooking skills by having them take turns cooking dinner.
  • Have fun!
  • Swimming lessons for younger kids and possible sports camp for older boys.
  • Keep up with a regular chore system.

  • Read 3 books a day.
  • Practice handwriting. 

  • Practice handwriting.
  • Review multiplication facts.

  • Read.
  • Kahn Academy

  • Practice Spanish using Duolingo app.
  • Kahn Academy.

  • Science Research
  • Review French
  • Eagle Project

What is on your list for your summer?


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