If your kids are like mine, they are not averse to rotting their brains in front of the TV, Wii and XBox all Summer. (Imagine those things being at all interesting to kids!) This morning, I created a chart for the kids. I told them they need to spend 30 minutes doing each of these today:
- Something educational on the computer
- Something that makes you move
- Something that you can make or do (a project)
- Something that you can write or read
“Something educational on the computer” includes any of the highlighted sites from the Activities & Games category I made here.
This is great! Thank you! I am doing this and adding 2 chores each, quick things like empty the dishwasher or fold a load of laundry. Thanks for this and all you do.
aMandalin G. says
Hi! I just finished all my senior work in high school last Thursday! My homeschool club, NIHEA, is having our graduation this Saturday! I am really excited. Like your post, I wondered how I would keep constructive this summer since I am only 17. I hope to get a job working at a horse ranch, since I have and love to work with horses. But I also made myself a chart. I have myself running for at least a mile every day, journaling/story writing (this usually isn’t a problem…), Gardening (neither is this), Reading (this DEFINATELY isn’t a problem! lol), and I plan on posting book reviews on my blog after every book I read, Horseback riding at least a mile a day, I usually go about 3 miles; Piano practice at least an hour per day, cooking/baking at least one food item per day, and I’m taking the at-home college curriculum, Britannica, this year and however long it takes me to finish it! lol SO I need to study at least an hour or two a day for that. And I hope to post at least one blog post per week! So that was my summer schedule! Thanks for sharing!
Lori Seaborg says
I love reading your list. You're such a good inspiration to other homeschool graduates!