Summer vacation is finally upon us and I’m ready with a plan. First off, our priorities:
- Play outside
- Play inside
- Go places
- Screen Time
There are 24 hours in the day, so having my 7 year old do about an hour of school work a day is not a big deal to me. Formally, we are going to do my A STEM Summer plans. Informally, I have this nifty system worked out where my son has to jump through hoops and cluck like a chicken if he wants to play Lego Nijago on the computer. Okay, so I’m joking about the chicken part! But I’m not kidding about jumping through hoops:
All of the supplies are in Bruce’s blue basket, lined with clothespins for each activity. This is a modified version of a really cool idea I gleaned from Morning Hugs and Goodnight Kisses.
After Bruce completes each activity, he can drop the corresponding clothespin in the Fourth of July Jar.
Then, when computer times starts at 7 pm in our house, he has time “in the bank” to play.
No arguments over the computer + extra learning = Afteschooling actually making my life easier!