In addition to our family's goals of things to check off our D.C./East Coast to do list, I have a lot of school/learning things I want the kids to accomplish this summer.
Every summer we keep up with reading, journal writing and math because I don't want to reteach it all again in the fall. Last summer's fun focus was United States geography. I wanted the kids to learn all their states and capitals. We did okay.
This summer, I would like to focus on:
Science projects and experiments
Art (I have little artistic talent and need to find someone who can teach my kids things like shading, etc.)
Some of these are things that fall by the wayside during the school year. We studied a lot of science, but didn't have as much time to delve into big projects. They draw all the time, but I'm not the person to teach them art. They write stories, etc. but I want to actually critique them and help make them awesome. And Spanish... it just always gets forgotten.
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