I was also looking forward to a couple more weeks of summer to finish all the projects I said I'd get to and haven't finished yet. I was looking forward to a couple weeks of no running around. I wanted to set up some coffee dates with various ladies in my life. But, B & S have both said, "We want to start school NOW!" I know enough to realize that in two weeks, reality will set in and B will tire of school. But I also know that if they are enthused I should go with that momentum.
So, we're beginning on Wednesday.
Here's the plan:
Fun (Shhh, actually "review") Days: August 18-20th & August 23rd-25th.
- Games: I'll bring out Games for Learning: Ten Minutes a Day to Help Your Child Do Well in School-From Kindergarten to Third Grade and Games With Books: Twenty-eight of the Best Children's books and How to Use Them to Help Your Child Learn-From Preschool to Third Grade to add some activity to our days. There's a lot of ways to use games that we already have so we'll pull them out.
- Notebook Review: We'll also go through B's notebook from last year and skim it again (because he says he doesn't remember anything. *sigh*) and I'm thinking we'll pick an activity/game/craft to do in relation to what he learned last year.
- Phoneme Cards: I went to a great workshop this summer and learned a basic way of re-enforcing phonemes to my struggling reader while teaching them to my preschooler for the first time.