This girl. Oh, this kid. ⠀ .⠀ Lucy loves learning so much after a year of being in a sweet school just right for her. She mourned a bit the first week off. She loved the structure, the writing exercises, the hard math work, and the people. So there was a bit of a gap for her. And then for Desmond too, ...
This girl. Oh, this kid. ⠀
Lucy loves learning so much after a year of being in a sweet school just right for her. She mourned a bit the first week off. She loved the structure, the writing exercises, the hard math work, and the people. So there was a bit of a gap for her. And then for Desmond too, who said goodbye to his beloved preschool teacher last week. I guess it didn't surprise me when Lucy asked if we could have summer school. ⠀
I remember loving my 1st-grade teacher so much that I keened when school was done. My parents arranged for me to spend the day with her after, helping to clean up the classroom. I have always been a geek. And it looks like my daughter is too.⠀
Danny and I are lucky enough to have wacko jobs we piece together. We have a lot of time with the kids, at least one of us at a time. We take turns. So we asked Lucy what she loved about the structure at school. Then we came up with a schedule for our mornings. Morning circle at 8: greetings, a little music, some yoga. Reading, writing, science, math, art, Spanish. All planned. Luckily, we also have 3 45-minute outdoor play blocks in the schedule. A field trip at 2:30 every day. And the flexibility to throw it all out the window if we have anything planned that day. ⠀
At 11:45 on weekday mornings we have cooking and baking lessons. Lucy also wanted to study a different country each week, so this week is Sweden. This is why Danny taught them both how to take the pinbones out of a side of salmon yesterday, to make gravlax. Today is Swedish jam thumbprint cookies. Thursday is chilled soup. I might share some of the lessons in stories here. ⠀
I was a little amazed at the idea. And maybe a little overwhelmed. But fact is, once we had a schedule, the days started to run more smoothly. And no one is asking about the iPad until 3:30 every day. This might be our best summer yet.