I'm very fortunate to be self-employed and can spend extra time with Brady in the summer.
Our unique schedule involves him spending 2 days a week at the office with us, 1 day with his grandmother and 2 days with our pastor's family. It really works out wonderfully for teaching and learning and growing.
I came up with a schedule for our days in the office that will include computer and Nintendo DS time, reading, spelling and handwriting time with Mom, free play time, errands, lunch, and doing office chores to earn extra money.
I was also blessed to have a wonderful 30-minute meeting with his 1st grade teacher and 2nd grade teacher this afternoon to get ready for next year. I'm not sure if it works this way in big cities, but in this small town I have been able to have a lot of communication with Brady's teachers.
His incoming teacher for next year suggested two great sites - Raz and Spellingcity - for helping with reading and spelling, so we'll work on those throughout the summer to keep his skills sharp.
We're also doing two summer reading programs - the school library and the state of KS - to keep us on track. What are your plans for the summer?