This year I'll be enrolling the girls in a summer camp hosted by their school. This is the first time their school has offered full-day summer camp, which means custom made for the demands of my schedule this year. It's flexible enough so that we can take a few weeks off when Keven's parents visit in late June, and each week is themed to study animals, business, crafts, and science.
I wonder sometimes why school systems are so reluctant to move to year-round schedules. Surely other parents are left him even more of a bind then me when school lets out in early June. I may not get as many words written over the summer months, but at least I have the flexibility to stay at home with them. Holding so staunchly to an agriculturally based calendar makes no sense, especially when so many teachers and parents agree that it can take weeks to reacquaint children with schedules they've abandoned and lessons they've forgotten.
What do your summer plans look like? Have you found a place to stash your little ones for a few weeks, or will you make do it home? And if your kids are in year-round schools, are they as wonderful as I imagine they would be?