Tuesday, May 15, 2012
My awesome cousin Kim did "summer units" last year and since she is about the coolest Mom I know I've made her idea my summer project.
The gist of it is pick one theme for the week and spent a little time every day learning about the theme. The activities can be as small as coloring a picture on the topic or as big as a huge trip to a museum or even a beach vacation. It keeps the kids in learning mode and more importantly it keeps me from falling into "summer mode" where we just go to the pool come home, watch TV and do laundry then go back to the pool, come home, have dinner and go to bed.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with having a "chill" summer like that but I really want to be more proactive and do something sort of special.
Here are the units I've picked out:
Week of 5/28: Time/Calendar
Week of 6/3: All about Dad (his birthday is this week)
Week of 6/10: All about Mom (my birthday is this week)
6/24 Dinosaurs (visit to the NC Museum of Natural Science one day this week)
7/8 Plants/Life cycle (we should be ready to harvest some veggies from our garden by now)
7/15 Mexico (Drew will be at the Mexico dig site this week)
7/29 The Beach (tentative week at the beach. We'll see)
8/26 Back to school
If you have any unit suggestions or activity ideas or links please comment! I need all the ideas I can get.