Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Summer Break

Summer break is here.  That means freedom!  Well, not really freedom, but a change in routine, which is always appreciated.  As usual, we are not totally abandoning our books or chores. In fact, we are revisiting our old chore system of having a morning and afternoon chore.

Each morning, after our chores and exercise, we are reading aloud from the Bible, a poetry book, and The Harvester by Gene Stratton Porter.  We are putting away our math studies, which is not a usual summer habit.  I hope we do not regret this break in our math studies.  I just felt we needed one.

This week we will sign up for the summer reading program at our local library.  The kids usually enjoy participating.

Our oldest is enrolled at the local high school to take summer school, which will keep him busy the month of June. ( Yes, he is choosing to go to the public school this coming year. )

We also hope to swim at least once a week this summer.  I want to build into our summer days a lot of time for downtime, and less running around.  The school years are so busy.

We are also scheduled to camp a few times this summer, which we are looking forward to very much.  We will see if the weather cooperates.

Summer is going to be a little shorter for us, as we are going to adopt our public school's balanced calendar, so we can all be off at the same time.  I am looking forward to the 2 week break in October, prime camping time!

How are your summer plans shaping up?


  1. Sounds like you have a nice summer planned. I'm with you about less running around. :-) We haven't done much yet, we too signed up for the summer reading program at our local library. Dear son has been distracted with Grandma in town, but I hope to get into a good routine. Take care, Heather

  2. Sounds like some great summer plans. I hope you get to go camping and have fun. We have plans of travel this summer, family time, VBS and lots of fun, relaxed down time. :)

  3. Downtime is so important!!!! Praying you guys get a break with the weather this summer. You sure have had a wild and wet spring not to mention that incredible snowy winter.

  4. I like the sounds of your summer. We are going to Manitoba again, a very, very long drive but so worth it...and several family members there are ill, so it will be good to spend time with them. And we're celebrating my parents' 50th anniversary.

    After that, we'll come home and do some schoolwork, some gardening, and hopefully lots of swimming and hanging out together and with friends...and maybe have a big party for our 25th anniversary that was a few weeks ago. My husband has been too busy for a big party this spring.

  5. Wow! Enjoy that beautiful summer downtime! We are getting close. Camping is on my bucket list for the summer.

  6. Summer plans for us include, sissie being in California, summer homeschooling the son(light lessons of Math and Language Arts), a farmhouse project and a chimney replaced too. We like you have some dreams of summer camping... may not include big traveling but I guess if one camps some where in the back 10 acres that might make the walking aspect count right?! lol.

    Enjoy your summer and relish the moments


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