Pre-k is almost out so that means my children will be out of preschool for the summer. For the past year, I’ve had my son enrolled in a church pre-k program 4 days a week for 3 hours a day. I enrolled my daughter last month too just so I could get 6 hours by myself each week. Now since that is coming to an end in less than 2 weeks, I’ve decided that I need to come up with a summer schedule since my current at home schedule is not going to work well for us.
I do work from home. I am a virtual assistant for a coupon blog. It only requires about 1.5-2 hours of my time every day. I do maintain my own blogs as well, not just for fun, but to bring in a little bit of money on the side. So I need to incorporate blogging time into my schedule. My son also starts Kindergarten this fall. I would like to do some homeschooling with him during the summer as a review of things he learned in pre-k and to prepare him more for Kindergarten. He needs to work on his handwriting. My daughter is 2 but of course there are definitely learning activities for her as well. Here are some things on my summer to do list:
- Enroll my almost 5 year old in 2-3 weeks of summer camp at Bounce U. If you have a local Bounce U, they offer summer camp. The programs looks great!
- Teach both children how to swim. We have a swimming pool in our neighborhood. Unfortunately last year I was unable to take advantage of it for a variety of reasons, so my son is a little late in the game learning how to swim. Although when he was in the pool last year and the year before, he seemed to catch on well. I have tried to expose him to water, even at 2 he was taking swim lessons, but of course that was a long time ago.
- Work on reading and handwriting with my son.
- Do age appropriate learning activities with my daughter.
- Organize the house and prepare for our December baby.
- Work on my blogging goals.
- Finish scrapbooks that I’ve been working on for 2 years, LOL.
The schedule will change, but here is a tentative at home during the summer schedule:
9AM- Get dressed and start eating breakfast around this time. Try to finish some blogging work.
10AM- Go to the pool. My goal is to avoid being in the sun around the hottest time of the day. Bring snacks.
Noon- Go back to the house and take showers. Fix lunches.
1:00- Put my daughter down for a nap. I HOPE she is still taking naps this summer. My son quit at age 2. However, she seems to like to sleep most days.
1:30-3:00: Blogging, housework. Do “school activities” with my son.
3:30ish- Start preparing dinner if needed to be ready by 5pm.
The rest of the evening is housework, chores, activities with the kids, etc.
8pm- Kids go to bed.
On non pool days, I plan to do the “school work” in the morning.
What are your summer days like?