I'm happy to report that I actually have my act together this summer! We've been doing about 90 minutes of schoolwork a day. Surprisingly, it always seems to be the happiest part of our day. The boys seem to thrive on the mental stimulation. The twins are learning how to write their names and letters. They work on their scissor skills and pasting. Pierce is keeping sharp on his reading and math, and working on learning the capitals of all 50 states. Recently the school book that Pierce has been using had an edible mud pie activity. Pierce had a lot of fun making the pie, and then we ate it for dessert that night.
We're reading tons of books too - over halfway through our summer reading program goal of 600 minutes.
When the time comes, I think I'll feel good about my boys being ready to transition to back to school. Assuming I can keep it up (after all, we've still got another month left)! Clif Kid sent the boys some organic, whole grain, back to school snacks - Z Bars - and they've enjoyed eating them while they do their work.
Readers, are you already thinking about back to school, or is it too early?
Disclaimer: I received some Clif Bar snacks for the boys, and it's a snack I feel good about and the boys love, so I mentioned it on my blog. I was under no obligation to do so, and was not compensated for this post.