Image 01

A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Summer Living and Learning

May 30th, 2012 by Aubri

As the school year has come to a close I have found that I really needed come up with a new “schedule” for each day and to have some structured lessons and craft time. Saturdays were always a challenge when Lily was home during the year. So I knew the summer was going to have to be different.

Each (ish) morning after breakfast and cleanup we have our Lesson Time which has consisted of a letter of the alphabet (corresponding to the theme of the day) and/or number, a Bible story or other themed story and a craft. Throughout the summer our Bible lessons will be from the Old Testament and other themes I’m coming up with. I’ll also be sprinkling in some of the Feasts, Festivals and Commemoration days of our Church year. And I’m attempting more scheduled reading time with everyone.


A daily schedule:

8:00 – Breakfast, Calendar and Prayer time

8:30-9:00 – Clean Up and Get dressed

9:00-9:30 – Bible Story, Letter and Craft

9:30-10:00 – Reading Time

10:00– Snack

10-11:00 – Free Time (Or Activity), Mama clean

11:30-12:00 – Lunch

12:00 – 12:30 – Clean up, Free Time

1:30 – Quiet Time Begins

1:30-3:30 – Quiet Time, Mama clean

3:30 – 4:00 – Activity or Outside time

4:00 – Snack, More free time

5:30-6:00 – Supper

6:00 – Clean up – All help

7:00 – Bedtime Prep

7:30-8:00 – Bedtime

Now just because I have a daily schedule doesn’t mean we’re “scheduled” around here. Oh, that that were how it went. I like to stick to it when we can, but realistically this becomes more of a guide for us.

We also have a few goals for the summer. We haven’t started working on overnight potty training yet and would really like to get that done. We’ll be trying that with Lily soon and maybe with Clara later in the summer since she usually wants to be doing what big sister is doing.

Summer Goals:

Overnight Potty Training – Lily

Girls clearing place at the table after meals

Learning 7 O’Clock (am) is time to come out of bedroom

Girls fully dressing themselves

So far it’s good when we’re working together, well, good is a little strong, I should say it’s better but it seems the moment I “free” them everyone goes bonkers, me most of all. It’s gonna be a long summer. I can see now why summer camps and day camps are so popular!

I’d love to hear how some of you plan out your summer. Do you keep up some kind of structure or just let everyone “relax”?

2 Responses to “Summer Living and Learning”

  1. jenny says:

    We are working on a schedule of sorts, too! One summer we were very good about having summer school Mon-Thurs mornings. Last summer I forgot about it! THis summer is more tricky becuase our oldest will be gone so much. So I’ll do what i can, when I can. practice the flexibility, right? So good for us! I too want to work in more celebratory days, both church feast days and non. (Working on my post about just this thing!)

    I look to your blog for ideas, you know!

    Good luck with your summertime goals. The kids will have fun no matter how we think it turns out, huh? Isn’t that a blessing, even if it is in disguise!

  2. Katy says:

    “Learning 7 O’Clock (am) is time to come out of bedroom”

    Let me know how you accomplish this.