Mom's {Summer} School


Have you seen that commercial with the kid who gets out of the pool and taps his ears {like getting water out of his ears}instead all these numbers and equations come out. It is suppose to be how kids loose so much {school} during the summer.

This summer, in midst of swimming, roller coasters and ice cream ....my kids have to do {summer} work each morning. They have to do math, reading, writing "responses" to what they read, do timed tests and anything else I can think of. Even my 4 year old has her own book.

Sometimes....there are "wimpers" or "whines" but overall it has gone well and they are moving along!

Even a little {candy} can make the task bearable!!!!!!!!!!!!

26 comments:

April said...

Good for them! Candy would motivate me, too! :)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

amazing what a little candy can do!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is a great idea. love the candy incentives.
My 15 yr old has 5 books to read and work on each one...high school is loads of fun. :)

Annikke said...

My kids all have summer work we are doing as well. I'm not going to let my kids read this or they will want candy to get through their work too! ;-)

Manga Dork said...

I would totally do a worksheet for Mike and Ikes! Yummy!

Kacey R. said...

I think that is awesome. You rock Mama! I'll pretty much do anythng for candy too - good thinkin'. lol

Manga Dork said...

Oops I accidentally posted under my daughter's account...this is Scrappy Girl from Four Seasons Farm!

Scrapper Mom said...

i've been having a difficult time getting my dd to even read this summer and she loves to read. good for you!

Jboo said...

Great idea! I do worry about my girl forgetting so much over the summer and am also taking steps to ensure that doesn't happen! Even "homework" is fun when there is candy involved! :)

Janet

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I work well for candy! Good for you - I'm glad it's working.

Julie said...

love the last pic!!! Awesome

Jan the crazy lady said...

My neighbor does this with her kids. Great idea. Candy is always good for things.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

We do the same thing here-I brought it along to the cottage! We start the A.M. with schoolwork.
I never thought to bribe with candy-that might help with the tears on the bad days-
I also loved your father's day of renting a boat-how fun that looked!!!
Remember, to look me up when you arrive up here, I am waiting to see you, and your kids-Mine are really excited to meet yours!

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

I think that is awesome! I wish I could afford to homeschool so I had access to the resources you do!

Montee said...

I always did this every summer with my children, too. Britnee and Brett would also sign up for reading competitions at the local library wherever we were for baseball that particular summer. Of course it was a competition so they were very into that. I have some very competitive kids. They may complain, but in the end, they will appreciate mama caring enough to do this.

Darlene said...

We are doing the same thing. Lexi has to read every day and we also practice math, spelling, language, etc. Just trying to keep a bit of it in her brain through the summer.

duchess said...

Alright! You're ready to homeschool year-round now.;)
I'll have to try that candy thing. It just may work here too.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I do that too. Each year. It's mandatory - but I never gave incentives. My kids would dig that.

Liz said...

That's great! That candy would definitely motivate me!

Becky said...

No add the candies don't eat them LOL! Sounds like a great idea to me. We do summer work to but not nearly as structured. I have been inspired :-)

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Good for them and way to go mom!!! I always had my girls do work in the summer!!

Blue Castle said...

Candy! Now that's a great motivator. Way to go. :) Your kids will have a head-start come school time.

theArthurClan said...

We are doing this too! I'm hoping it helps them when they head back to school in the fall.

Candy is always a fantastic motivator! :)

LuLu said...

thanks for the reminder to get the workbooks out that I bought!
LuLu

Jennifer said...

Candy...the great motivator! At least it motivates me. :-)

Tara G. said...

We're right there with ya! And I'm starting school back up towards then end of July so we can take a break during the December move to a location yet to be determined by the AF powers that be.