Our theme this year is that we will thrive instead of just surviving. I thought I would share a few ways in which we have done just that.
First up, our summer schedule. I grew up and we just had summer. Not many plans or set schedules. I love that easy going attitude to summer. However, we are now parenting kids that can't handle that easy going, no plans type of life. They need schedule and structure. They need to know what their days will look like.
I also had goals for this summer. I wanted to begin reading chapter books to our kids. It was a favorite memory from my child, and it's so good for them. I also wanted to make sure we enjoyed our pool pass but had time to get other things done during the day. I think it's really important that our kids don't slide academically during the summer so I wanted to make sure we had time like that built into routine.
So here is our schedule that we are following this summer. It has worked out very well so far.