Summer Projects

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I have been enjoying our break.  I’ve done more organizing of my computer files.  I’ve been working on read aloud ideas.  I have done quite a bit of cleaning and am working on redecorating our living room.  Yesterday I painted some picture frames that were green, black.  My living room has now been stripped of all it’s hunter green!  I can’t say that I’m sad to see it go. I tried to work on our school schedule for the fall but got absolutely nowhere.  Maybe I’ll have a brainstorm today.

It is interesting to me how differently my children handle their extra time.  My older son has done some reading and working on the computer.  He has illustrated a comic strip by hand and then converted it to a computer animation.  He created a notebook page for the play that our bookclub presented in May and set up a notebook for all his bookclub presentations.  He has played outside some and annoyed his sister and brother some too.  My older daughter has woven several potholders, drew, worked puzzles, played with Snap Circuits, played Rush Hour, read a lot, and played with her siblings.  My biggest concern is with my younger son.  He is the type of kid who would be happy watching TV or working on the computer all day long if I would let him.  I have forced him to be read to, which he did enjoy afer all.  He also has helped with the Snap Circuits and played outside some but I have a very hard time getting him interested in things.  I was planning to have reading lessons with him this summer but so far I think we’ve had 2!

We’re all looking forward to our upcoming beach trip. 

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4 thoughts on “Summer Projects”

  1. I fully empathise with your position with your youngest son. My oldest son (10) would happily while away many hours watching TV/playing on his playstation/playing games on the computer. I have had to enforce a no TV/playstation/computer until after dinner for this reason.

    Parenting is such fun! *grin*

    Jules x

  2. It helps to know that other people can empathize. I know what I need to do. I need to put him on a screen "fast". I just haven't gotten determined enough to try it yet.


    I like how every child is just so different. Have fun reading with your one son. 🙂 And I can't wait to see beach photos!

  4. I'm hoping to get some painting and house projects done this summer too, but so far not getting to it…


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