Summer Break Goals

Our summer break goes on for 12 weeks or exactly three months: from mid-May through mid-August. We will take it easy, but we don’t just idle around. Besides camps and camping, we have some academic goals to accomplish. Rule number 1: write your goals down. If it is not in writing, it doesn’t exist. Or, as the Romans used to say, “Verba volant, scripta manent.”


One of her goals is to learn rollerblading.

Here are some things on our list of goals:

  • continue violin and piano lessons and practice
  • read one book a week
  • listen to mom read a book out loud a week
  • four lessons from IEW (writing curriculum)
  • finish our math books
  • finish the science curriculum

I told them they have 10 hours to sleep and 14 hours of wake time in a day. They can take three out of the 14 hours to get all their school work done. Then, for 11 hours every day, they can play however they want to (within reason).

The truth of the matter is that very few people finish their curriculum. Well, I like to finish mine unless there is something wrong with it, naturally. The truth is that with this pandemic we have moved slowly through our books. I have decided to put away certain things, but math and science plus reading are a must through the summer.

What are your plans for the summer? Write them down, in order to increase the chance to actually get them accomplished.

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