Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summer Sanity

We have settled in to a summer routine nicely around here. The kids wanted a very low key summer. However, I also know we are not a family that does well without some sort of routine and structure. So...we created a system:
I made charts and put them in page protectors on the refrigerator. Each box represents five minutes. The schools suggests 20 minutes of reading, 15 minutes of math, and 10 minutes of writing. They also have to do 30 minutes of a parent project. (This week we are deep cleaning the playroom.) They also have space for an hour of brain games on the computer or tablet and an hour of mush time (tv, extra game time, anything else involving a screen). The bottom lists anything extra we have going each day--dance, dojo, library times, etc.

This little system prevents any arguments about screens, and it helps the kids plan their days. It has given them their easy summer but given us all enough structure to avoid melt downs. I think I'll keep it.

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