Company Girl Coffee 5-29-09

May 29, 2009

YESSSSS!!! Did you hear the excitement in my voice on that one?!?! It's Summer Break ,or sorts, around here and I am sooooooo ready to take a break, visit the pool or beach daily and have a break from all those weekly responsibilities. We wont be completely tossing all of schooling aside because there is no way I'm letting all that knowledge gained over the last 8 months just seep into the dark crevices of LJs brain. We'll still do a page or two of math each week, work on his cursive, at his request, and supplement our Inventors study with a Lap book. Our reading topic this summer will be the ocean and I'm going to start implementing 30 minutes of reading each day on a specific topic and then let them chose the other books for another 15-20 minutes. JJ and I will continue through the ABCs and I'm going to work on his attention span with Lego's and slowly weaning the entire family off of the T.V. and computer!!!!! Starting in the new school year we will be a no day T.V. family and I will be taking the computer out of their lesson plans and it will on be used for entertainment only. This decision was made with the influence of The Happy Housewife and from reading most of the book The Well Trained Mind by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer.

I'm hoping to have one calm week before we get into the swing of a summer schedule and enjoy the company, once again, of friends who will be PCSing to the island later in June!!!!

One last note, I've been having problems with visiting blogs, for some reason. So if you have commented over the last several weeks and I haven't gotten back to you it's not cause I haven't wanted to rather I've been having computer/ Internet issues. As soon as all is resolved I will swing by to say hello, PROMISE!!!

May my children be filled "with the joy given by the Holy Spirit" 1 Thes. 1:6


Kara @ KSS said...

It sounds like quite the goal, to pull your kids away from tv and the computer!!

Let us know how it goes. :)

Dani said...

I do the no T.V thing on Mondays. We play games or go to the park. I like the idea of a little lesson here and there over the summer. O-wee will be in 4th grade next year...much harder. I'm sure her teacher will love for her to have a little jumpstart on the year!

CindyC said...

I like your plan for the summer - the summer was always my chance to read whatever I wanted, and it made summer that much better. Besides the riding bikes, playing in the sprinklers, and eating watermelon part. :)
Good luck, and don't get discouraged when a couple of days go by when all they did was make a fort out of sheets and fans but didn't "learn" anything.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it surprising that they sometimes initiate doing the work? =p

Have a great summer!!

Reese said...

Have a wonderful summer!!!
Good luck with your plan!!!

secondofwett said...

I am so looking forward to nstopping schooling next week! I admire you for continuing on....

Mommahen said...

Isn't it the best having your kids home for the summer?! I LOVE IT! But I know what you mean about letting the knowledge "seep into the dark crevices". I keep my guys reading and writing all summer long. I hope you all get to make lots of FUN memories!