Woooo-hooooooo! Summer is here! Summer has arrived!
Let the party begin!!
Charge the iPads! Rev up the 3DS! Make sure there’s some juice in that phone because my kids are ready to PLUG. IN, man!
Or at least that’s what they thought.
Summer means unlimited electronic time, right?
Um. Nope and nope.
Here’s the skinny. . .
Summer Reading Goals & Reading Logs–Quick & Easy:
So yeah. This week, this first week of summer, we’ve had to do a little ‘refreshing’ if you will.
Like everyone needed reminders that:
- Kids use Screen Time Tickets. The End.
- Kids do chores. The End.
- Kids use electronics–all electronics!–on the main living area, not upstairs or downstairs. The End.
- Kids clean up after themselves. The End.
- Kids use their own money for the pool snack bar. The End.
Yep, just a little bit of a learning curve. But it’s been fine, and I am so happy to have my three favorite people home with me all day, every day. I really am. It’s such a blessing to have three cool kids. I am grateful every single day.
So how does this all tie into Summer Reading Goals and Summer Reading Logs? Right, well Maddy, Owen, and Cora needed some reminders and a bit of a push to complete their Summer Reading Goal Sheet.
I don’t remember us ever creating summer reading goals, but this year we did and for several reasons:
1. I want the kids to be aware of how they spend time and how much they read.
2. I wanted to do something other than straight-up reading logs.
3. I wanted to have a mid-summer check-in of sorts in case we were really trudging along.
We’ll see how it goes.
We began the week on Tuesday with a goal-setting tabletop surprise:
A pretty easy way to start the week, right?
I set out several reading logs and a movie-book match-up sheet to get the kid’s brains moving. They really helped. We talked as the kids filled out their sheets, and then we clipped them to the magnetic board.
Here are the reading logs we have. Choose what works best for your crew!
- summer reading log (younger kids): summer reading log 2
- summer reading log (older kids): summer reading log time
- summer work log: summer work log
- summer reading log (for really young kids): summer reading log
We were ready to start the summer!
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