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Anyone, "after schooling" for the summer?

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Just curious if any of you who send your kids to school will be doing, "after schooling" during the summer?

I will be doing a few things with DS1 (going into 1st grade). Mostly focusing on math, since I feel this is his weak point. I'm hoping to do miquon and singapore math with him and my preschooler. We also do a lot of science throughout the yr, so I'm planning to try to keep up with that over the summer, esp since it will fit in nicely with the mommy and me nature center walk 1x a wk, and our zoo and science center memberships will help with this as well and we have several science kits and tons of science books that my kids adore. Also, we'll be doing the library summer reading program and I'm going to try to make sure DS1 reads a little every day. He's actually ok at reading, but needs to practice more. Otherwise, maybe they will take an art class and there will be a lot of free time for play and playdates.
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Ds1 is also going into first. We are doing the summer reading program as well. His teacher gave us this huge epic mammoth sized homework packet for the summer. It looks so big, but it is really just 2 pages a day. He mostly needs to just continue reading so he doesn't forget.

My goal is to get him to work on the homework, read, do a short chore, and play outside before he is allowed to watch tv each day. I kind of welcome the activity. I'm not used to having both children home all day!
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My DD is under an IEP and does not "qualify" for summer services this year so we will definately be doing stuff with her. Probably be a math page each day and so many minutes of reading. She is currently on-grade level and I am always afraid of her losing too much over vacations.
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By DCs request, we are doing math facts flashcards (single digit adding facts, multiplication, division) and doing the library summer reading program. They will be going into grades 2, 2, and 3. Other than that, nada. No worksheets or workbooks. Lots of time running around outside, lots of time for them to figure out what to do with themselves (unstructured, you figure out what to do if your bored time), about one day camp a month.
post #5 of 6
DD is entering 2nd grade in the fall. Our plans for the summer are:
--day camp which includes lots of physical activity, field trips, crafts, hanging out; I wish there were an adult version!
--Spanish: vocabulary and dialogue; her school isn't offering Spanish next year so we need to pick this up at home
--math: I found a good 1st-to-2nd grade bridge book at the homeschool store; we'll do a couple of pages a day to maintain/improve her skills
--reading: daily reading; bridge book pages
--board games; dice; computer games

I know this sounds like a lot. But DD struggles with her school work and I don't want her to lose her grasp on the material she's worked so hard to master.
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Originally Posted by nichole View Post

My goal is to get him to work on the homework, read, do a short chore, and play outside before he is allowed to watch tv each day. I kind of welcome the activity. I'm not used to having both children home all day!
Same here! I was so nervous about DS1 going off to K and now it seems strange to have him home everyday. The structured, "activities" help the day go faster and quite honestly, my kids complain that they are bored if I don't organize something for them.
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