Another summer is flying by! We've been busy here at the CampSlop house. We've been checking items off our Summer Bucket List, the kids have been having a great time at camp (nature camp, Bible camp, art camp and Pinky's first overnight at Girl Scout camp!). We visited family, went to the beach and made a lot of time for just doing nothing at all!
While we've been having fun I've also managed to sneak in some summer learning to keep the kids' brains from turning completely to jelly before school starts again in September. Pinky, Chaos and I have been spending the little girls' nap time "playing school."
We've been focusing on a few key areas this summer - reading, math, and speech (for Chaos). We mix in a little science and handwriting where we can too. Over the next week or two I will publish posts outlining what we've been doing at home while we're "playing school." I'll even throw in some of the fun we've had from our Summer Bucket List too.
Before I go, here is one of the simplest things I've done for summer learning. I picked up summer bridge books for both Pinky and Chaos.
While the books are great practice, they are a bit pricey (our local teacher store had them for $15 each). In order to be able to reuse these books, I am laminating the pages as we go and putting them in a 3 ring binder. When we're finished I can wipe the books clean and use them again. Easy peasey!
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to watch the Summer Olympics!! I hope you're all enjoying your summer!