During the morning, we get our jobs done. These charts have worked extremely well. The girls are getting better and more efficient as the days go by. Included is a daily reading and writing goal and the girls do a few pages from their summer bridge workbook.
That leaves afternoons or late mornings (if the kids are motivated) open for a daily focus. Cleverly brainstormed (not by me) with an alliteration so moms and kids don’t forget. Here’s our first week of summer.
Make It Monday
Mondays we make, build, or craft something. This week we made fairy dolls, in anticipation for Eliza’s fairy party. Good thing we tried these in advance. I now know we will NOT be making them at the party. Fairy gardens will be enough. And I couldn’t get the glue gun to work so we didn’t put on wings or acorn hats, but Eliza opted for the crazy hair-do anyhow.
While making these dolls, I got a message from my friend April – wonderful April with Power of Moms. She was driving through our area, an unusual thing since she lives in California, and wondered if she could stop by. Talk about abandoning a plan for something more opportunistic.
A chance to see April? Absolutely! I put dinner prep on hold, let the girls make messy peanut butter toast and let the boys nap long, while April and I visited. April, your impromptu visit made my day. You are radiant in every way, and you’re doing so much good for mothers around the world. Thank you dear friend.