Along with the first week of August came the realization that our relaxed summer schedule is coming to an end. We are in the final week of our summer learning program and, once again, I am thankful that I took the time in May to plan ahead.
We followed our topics each week, keeping up with reading, math and English and enjoyed practicing critical thinking skills with our Balance Benders book. Did we accomplish everything? No. With the hot weather we’ve had, most of our outdoor outings had been postponed. However, I knew we needed to do some fun things together before school starts, so we braved the heat yesterday (as in 86 degrees at 9:00 A.M.) and headed to a local park and historic site.
Indoors there were interactive museum exhibits, one of which allowed the girls to dress up in period costumes.
Outdoors, we followed a trail to spot a variety of animals including bison, turkeys, bears, deer and a puma.