Last week, I shared our learning plan for the summer. Today I thought I’d explain how that operates for us on a daily basis. I’m just going to list a time frame, since the actual time of day may vary based on what other activities are planned.
I will say that we don’t sleep in late on weekdays unless we’ve been out late the previous night. I like to have our daughters up in time to be eating breakfast by 7:30 A.M. Since their summer bedtime is 9:00 P.M., they should be getting plenty of sleep.
Independent work: 45 minutes. This includes reading a book (or a chapter of a longer book) that pertains to that week’s theme, writing a few notes from their reading in a designated notebook, practicing the week’s Bible memory verse, doing math review (either a worksheet or flashcards) and an additional worksheet (subject varies, but could be spelling, English or critical thinking skills). [Keep in mind that my daughters are completing 3rd and 1st grades and are used to doing independent work.]
Supervised learning: 20 minutes. Together, we look over their completed papers and jointly work on that week’s themed activities. If they have any questions from their reading, we can also spend this time researching answers on the Internet.
I try to cover the above material in the morning if possible. I use their independent work time to answer e-mail and type blog posts.
Since our girls typically practice the piano earlier in the morning, I’ll plan to save the typing/keyboarding lessons that I hope to begin for mid-afternoon.
Since tomorrow is the last day of school, we’ll be heading to the library to get books about our first theme – weather. I’m excited about beginning our summer schedule next week!
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Jessica @ This Blessed Life says
Enjoy your new summer schedule! 🙂
You've inspired me to make a summer schedule! We often have aimless days and it seems like such a waste! Thanks for sharing what you do!
Tami Q. says
That is one thing I want to do this summer. Keep the kiddos getting up at regular time each morning. When they get to sleep in, it causes me to lose sleep, since I have to be up and out the door early.
I must admit that I set an ambitious schedule for ourselves so that even if we don't get everything done, we've still accomplished a lot!
Tracey, thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂 It is a great idea – getting things accomplished. Even if you have a lot planned and don't finish ALL of it at least you've finished something!
Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet says
I need to start working on a summer schedule. You have inspired me! 😀