We kicked off our 73 days of summer vacation with a wonderful three day long camping trip. I have a mountain of photos to sort through and a long post about all of that to come. Today feels like our first day of summer vacation since we are home. I let the kids do whatever they wanted this morning until 10:00. Then, I told them summer is fun, but it makes you stupid. Who wants to get stupid? Luckily, nobody raised their hand.
I'm asking them for 1 to 2 hours a day of their time for school work and chores. That's not too much to ask I don't think. They were all very receptive to it. Emily even wanted to grade everyone's paper when they were done. There are so many online worksheets to print for free. It's awesome. Ben and Emily did a math assignment and wrote in their composition books about our camping trip. Noah did some work on the letter A and the number 1. It's better than having them sit on the DS or tablet watching youtube videos all day long.
I usually do this every summer and then after a few weeks, I get lazy and my kids get stupid. I'm vowing to not let that happen this summer.