Finding Summer Daycare — 5 Comments

  1. Soounds like a good plan. Having learning plans is also a great idea.
    Our summer plan is to finish up a few books that didn’t get done because of travel and then starting a few things early because I can’t wait. 🙂 We will probably do a few different things to just not sure yet!

    Amy @ Missional Mama

  2. I remember those days! Now I am dealing with an issue that you brough up. My college age daughter thinks that the summers are still for goofing off! We have had here take 1 or 2 courses each summer. Play time is over WELCOME to the real world. It was a hard hard lesson for her. How do I keep the other two from suffering the same hard lesson? We try to keep them busy with chores and learning new things. But like you I am not at home to over see these activities. I would like to see school year ’round. The program I have heard some schools choose has them off a couple weeks at a time several times a year. That is far better than 3 months! I am with you on this issue.

    • I agree–I think year round school, but having real breaks throughout. I also really like the idea that learning time is ALL the time–not just during school. I don’t want them to shut off their brains when the school doors are shut, or when they walk across that stage. You can be a life-long learner WITHOUT the need to constantly obtain a degree in something.

  3. Wow – what a great idea! I totally agree with so many of your points. While we haven’t had to face the school age and “what to do for summer” questions, I know many people who totally get stressed out by having their kids with them at home – and it makes me sad.

    can’t wait to hear your plan! We are taking june & july off and then will be easing into K in August 🙂

    • I like the idea that a longer school year gives you room to take your time and explore your school subjects differently too. No need to rush and no need to worry if you get a little sidetracked, you have time to make up for it. I also think it’s great that you could change what school “looks like” as the seasons change. Summer would be more hands-on and physical, spring and fall would be more nature-based, and winter would be more book and seat-work focused.