What kids usually do during summer months? Do they do any workbooks/summer homework?
I just have a binder of paper that I write out math questions for dd, ones that she did this year, plus some that are a bit harder, same with ds. As well as having them read. Besides that, they will be doing a tae kwon do camp, swim lessons, going to the beach, camping, walks, ice cream, pool, sprinklers, just whatever ends up happening that day.
yes I haveaworkbook to do sometimes
I open the back door and send my boys outside to run and play in the back yard. They do read pretty much daily, but that is their decision. I'm not a fan of having kids sit in front of workbooks and doing homework when they can be outside learning and having fun.
I think the workbooks are a good idea and also I'm going to the library so he can participate in the reading programs and also go to the ymca so he can burn energy on the hot days!
we enjoy our summer. We do lots of traveling. we go to educational places. the kids do the summer reading program at the library. I do give them time off to relax!!!!
We live at the beach so we are beaching it all summer. We do read and work on keeping up skills, but mostly I try to find real life examples to brush up skills: having ds describe things to me, read letters and numbers on signs, add shells, etc, count things, etc. ( He is 5). As a teacher, I would say read, read, read !!!
Ds does some work to retain, but not work books. He participates in a few camps (this year LEGO Robotics, a chemistry camp, an outdoors camp, and an outdoor rocks and minerals camp [We just finalized plans yesterday, summer is now packed!]), and he keeps up using different programs his school offers.
We usually do the summer reading program at the library. If we are camping in a National Park, the kids do the Jr. Ranger Program and learn about the park/nature while earning a cute little rager badge.
I work PT and my kids will be going to the parks and rec program. They do a field trip once a week. I do try to work on our Elementary Spanish words. Both kids are ahead in math and reading, so we tend to research things they want to learn about for fun (ex: DD, age 9, wants to learn how to cross-breed plants).
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