This is not a normal Summer week so its a great place for us to start with a few days to get into a routine around the house. give the kids a chance to enjoy their new freedom of staying up a tad later and sleeping in a little later (though this wont happen any time soon - they are all early risers around here).
I was trying to find a way to make this post reader friendly each week - so I am going to post the schedule and then below will follow with the details... hope that works for you.
One of the first things we are doing is establishing a routine of service this summer. Kids in general these days are so self focused that it just saddens me. I hope that this summer is a turning point for my kids, a summer that they can be impacted personally by serving the needs of others first. So, first thing this summer, we are heading to a local shelter to volunteer... still working out details on what this will be and how time extensive it will be - but suffice it to say its a priority that we spend time this summer serving others needs. The kids will each have to come up with a task to do for someone else, also.
My kids have school for 3 days this week so Wednesday after school with be an end of the year party with a few friends. I plan to make these:
Then we will have our traditional movie night with all their favorite treats.
Thursday we will work on our routine: