Sunday, June 5, 2016

Summer Learning Challenge Week 3

Our Summer Learning Challenge has not been without its hiccups. Strange schedules - holiday weekends, sleepovers, tech week and an impromptu Super Sitters class- make for tired children, and getting used to a binder of "to-do's" hasn't been the easiest endeavor for my crew. But it's worth it. If I can train my soon-to-be middle schooler to review a checklist of assignments and make sure she's covered them all, this Summer Learning Challenge exercise will be worth all battles.

The funny thing is, it hasn't been all bad. My son has fallen in love with Multiplication Baseball from last week, and I've found homemade game sheets scattered all around the house. He's learning; I'm happy. #Win.


Summer Learning Activities for Grade Schoolers Week 3

This week, we're taking it down a notch, as we have Girl Scout day camp this week. Yes, we. I volunteer, and little brother goes to hang out in the "bro" unit. I know from experience that we'll have worn-out children who will be all too eager to watch a movie when the days are done!

But we still are working on habits. Here's what's in our binder for Week 3:

Summer Learning Challenge for Incoming Sixth Grader:

  1. Keep taking care of your garden! Figure out what vegetables are done growing; harvest them, and plant new ones that do well in the summer.
  2. Create something with your 3D printer pen.
  3. Read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and start Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator so you know the story behind the play you want to try out.*
  4. Check out an activity at the Summer Reading Program.
  5. Go for a weekend hike with mom. (Let's see if how close we can get to 100 miles on our Bicentennial Hiking Challenge this week!)
  6. Paint something.
*Yes, two books on a "light week" seems a bit strange, but I have a highly active reader!

Summer Learning Challenge for Incoming Third Grader:

  1. Keep taking care of your garden! Figure out what vegetables are done growing; harvest them, and plant new ones that do well in the summer.
  2. Read a bedtime story to mom.
  3. Do a book report. 5 book reports = Gatorade!
  4. Build a balloon-powered Lego car.
  5. Check out an activity at the Summer Reading Program.
  6. Go for a weekend hike with mom. Let's see if how close we can get to 100 miles on our Bicentennial Hiking Challenge this week!

What are your children learning this week? Share your ideas below!


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