I have so many thoughts I want to share with you. To keep from getting longwinded today I’ll just give you a brief overview of what has been going on in our school and our life. I have a list of posts that I want to write and share but the baby is in a stage that is not allowing me as much writing time as I need to get all of those posts done. I’m hoping to get back on a more regular schedule soon but we will take one day at a time.
I don’t know how those of you who regularly school year round do it. We are normally done by Memorial Day but this year we took some time off when the baby was born and took a trip in April and so we are still not done. Trying to juggle all of the fun summer activities and school is a feat I hope not to repeat again next year. I know that it works well for some of you and I firmly believe that you should do what works for your family. It feels like between VBS, day camp, 4-H activities, visiting with out of town friends and family that came in for a visit, and other ‘summer’ activities we are not making much progress in our school work.
We have wrapped up most of our school work but still have a few spelling lessons, my son has a few math lessons, and we are still working on some review products that I’ll be sharing about soon. If we were completing a normal school week we would be finished but since we have been spreading it out in between everything else I think it will take us another two weeks to complete the spelling and math. We will continue working on review products some throughout the summer. My goal for next summer is to have completed all of our regular school work and only have enrichment activities and review products.
While June may not have seen the completion of as much academic work as I would have liked it was full of fun and learning. We did VBS at church (it was my oldest son’s first time as a helper and not a participant). Then we did a two day ‘ day camp’ with their Trail Life and American Heritage Girls troops. They had so much fun hiking, gardening, taking apart motors, and sewing. Those girls had the best time using their sewing machines to make stuffed animals and accessories.
Then a fun minor league baseball game with some friends. Go Wood Ducks! We finished out the month with the children participating in an Independence Day parade at a local festival, the Croaker Festival. I have attended this festival all but one year since I was a young child and it was so much fun to see them in the parade. Then we spent a few days enjoying some time on the river swimming, fishing, tubing, and hanging out with friends and family from near and far. They might not be lazy days but they sure were blessed days!
We are looking forward to several 4-H day camps, the state poultry team competition, state 4-H presentations, a camp out and a tea party. We also have some canning and gardening to get done! In between all of that we can hopefully wrap up the school year and enjoy some more time on the river.
I’d love to know what you are up to this summer. Are your days full of activity or slow and relaxed this time of year?
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Deals and Freebies
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Free Makeover Your Morning 5 Day Challenge! This is a great way to help re-focus and get your day off on the right foot.
Harry The Happy Mouse (Free on Kindle)
Illustrated Would You Rather Book (Free on Kindle)
Enrichment Studies has a great free fine arts memory match game this month!
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