Summer for some means the end of school. We don’t really do summer vacation, spring break, winter vacation etc. We tend to take our breaks at the times that are convenient for us. Since we believe that learning is a way of life, we still have learning time most days. We also will seek out learning opportunities on our vacations.
So what does summer mean to us? In our home it means weekly park days, a more relaxed learning time schedule, camping, and summer adventures. I really love summers around here- the weather is beautiful and about the right temperature for me since it isn’t too hot and it isn’t too cold.
But… this year I have decided that I really don’t like the first couple of weeks of June… It seems that the first couple weeks of June everyone schedules everything! This last week was the karate test (pictures of new belts coming), activity day camp, court of honor, a class I taught on medicinal herbs in the kitchen, cub scouts (I am still a Webelos leader), make up test for karate, field trip to a wonderful farm (rescheduled due to rain), co-op, extra play practice… and tomorrow is Tiger’s piano recital and a meeting with a librarian to work on his Reading merit badge. Next week week will thankfully be a little lighter but we still have co-op, extra play practice and Saturday will be our play.
So, lessons learned- co-op will end at the end of May next year and thus there will be no mad dash to finish the play in June. Too bad I can’t convince the piano teacher to do the Spring recital in May around the 15th.