Our Family

Our Family

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Our Summer Schedule

We do not school year round. We take off June and July so we have some time to catch up on a few things that get neglected during the school year. We start back with a light schedule beginning in August and build up to a full schedule by September. August is so hot here anyway the children might as well have something worthwhile to do when it's too hot to go outside. We do have a little school work to do now and then and some things (like reading) we still do everyday. I also take time during the summer to prepare new curriculum and a schedule for next year. Summer also means there are lots of fun and educational opportunities. Here it is barely June, and my calendar is already full of activities from now until the first week of August! Some of the things we will be doing this summer:

VBS- this week
Youth weekend retreat

4 H
District Competitions
Quad County Camp
Soil Sammies Workshop
Dog Days of Summer Workshop (making homemade dog treats to donate)
Little Rock Tour
Sewing Workshop (3 days long)
Chef School (3 days long)
Robots Workshop
Rockets Workshop

Plus Choir practice for Chelsea, whatever 4 H meetings are scheduled for the evenings, and a visit to my mom and dad's for a few days. It is definitely going to be a busy summer!


Jesse, said...

Looks like a very busy schedule for summer! How long have you been doing 4-H? The more critters we accumulate around here and the more I think I need to get the kids involved in 4-H. Does it follow a regular school year except projects for fair in the summer?! We are debating if we should add it to our schedule or not!

Lisa said...

4H is different everywhere, but here all you have to do to be eligable to show is attend the monthly club meetings. All of the workshops are optional and you can pick and choose what you want to do, so the amount of time you spend will depend on that. We do a lot of the workshops because they are inexpensive and great educational opportunities!