I have declared the next two weeks summer school for my girls. We are going to be working on spelling and math and doing a mini-unit study on bees. They both grumbled at first when I reminded them on Saturday that Monday would begin our summer school schedule. Yet when the day finally rolled around they were surprisingly into it. I daresay that they enjoyed stretching their brains out a bit.
Our spelling curriculum literally takes 15 minutes, and we work 30-45 minutes on math. Learning about the life of bees is something that appeals to them right now, so we are going to start a flower garden to encourage more bee activity. Although thanks to an abundance of clover in our yard we already have quite a few.
I love the lazy days of summer. I love the freedom from constraining schedules but I also love routine. My home suddenly feels more organized and I feel less like a hamster on a wheel and more like someone who gets the job done.