We finished up last week’s Ocean theme by heading to the beach on Friday afternoon. I love going a bit later in the day as there are more people leaving than arriving (and we always stop for supper on the way home!)
Sometimes things work out even better than you could have planned. This week’s theme is animals; it’s also the week of Vacation Bible School at our church, where the theme is……jungle animals!! Since the girls are studying Bible verses for VBS, I decided to skip the memory verse I had planned on them learning this week.
At the library, they chose books to read on the following animals: arctic fox, big cats, cheetah, deer, elephant, horse, leopard, moose and skunk. (My younger daughter chose the skunk book; she tends to choose her books based on which ones have the least number of words per page!) I also checked out a video on baby animals and am planning to give them the book I recently reviewed (which they don’t know I have) Jungle Jack’s Wackiest, Wildest, and Weirdest Animals in the World.
I have found a great website for creating free printable math worksheets: The Math Worksheet Site. My favorite feature is that I can customize each page by function and by what numbers I want included in the math problems. I usually have the girls do these worksheets by way of review two or three days a week.
Some days it definitely takes a little more effort to fit our summer learning time in, but I think it is well worth it. It gives all three of us time to work independently and keeps the girls in a mindset of reading and learning even through the summer.
photo courtesy public domain pictures