|after lunch lego time|
Things I will miss about this school year:
+ Porter and Isaac's morning playtime. While I'd do my morning jobs, they'd play close by in such a sweet, happy, imaginative way -- but in a way that I know won't happen with the energy and presence of all the older kids.
+ Helping in Porter's class. Kindergarten is the best.
+ Quiet time! :) We were all ready for Summer, but still, summer for me is definitely more work. More work that I love, but also just more!
Things I will NOT miss about this school year:
+ School mornings of trying to help/encourage/persuade the kids through their morning routines
+ School mornings of trying to help/encourage/persuade the kids out of the car to go in to school (phewph - I'm glad this is done!)
A few things I'm excited for this summer:
+ School time! We had our first day today and it was a success -- We had fun and everyone was happy -- hooray! :)
We're doing a nature theme this year with one of us introducing a new plant, flower, tree, or bird each day along with some kind of activity.
Then the kids have rotations:
1. Read with Mom (I'm excited about all the great books I get to read with the kids and for this scheduled in one-on-one time. Here are our books for now (oldest to youngest): Far North, The Wheel on the School, Frindle (then Justin Case), Nate the Great)
2 . Play with Isaac
3. Writing (with these penmanship and writing workbooks - we haven't used these before, so we'll see how this goes.)
4. Tech (keyboarding/code.org/duolingo/reflex math) and
5. Piano practice (or Portuguese for Porter)
+ Good routines -- sometimes it takes a while for these to fall into place, but I feel like we're off to a pretty great start. (The kids were halfway through morning jobs before I was up, so that's a good sign!)
+ Morning walks
+ Summer programs at the North Logan library
+ All the fresh fruit! And planning dinners around 'what's good with watermelon?' :)