I don't know about you, but I was pretty much done with school back about, oh, the last week of March.
The good thing is that my "clocking out" produced some of the best schooling we've had all year. So now I'm rejuvenated and after a couple weeks of summer break, we will be all gung-go to jump back into summer school. : ) No, really--one of my favorite things about homeschooling is that we do school in the summer so that we feel so great and still have momentum coming into the next new school year. And then we can feel good taking breaks whenever we want or need them, not just arbitrarily when the calendar says we should take them.
I hope you are all ending the year as I am, content and already looking forward to more. But still, I'm so glad this is the last official week of school. We love Ocean Grove, but a couple of months with lots of learning, but no learning records or samples to produce? Ahhhh, now that's a vacation. ; )
So let's celebrate!
The Old School "Out of School" Party!
Where: Blue Ball Park
When: This Friday, May 23, 11-2
Have your kids come prepared to share one favorite school thing they did this past year (does not have to be a physical show & tell--a memory shared is fine), and to tell one thing they are excited about learning or doing this summer.
Here's how I'm breaking down the time together:
11:00 - 12:00 people arrive, eat, chat, kids play
12:00 we gather on our blankets for an outdoor circle time
12:30 ish we break out some celebratory treats
1:00ish we break out the bubbles and start making messes, and give the kids bubble gum and get them practicing their bubbles
When the time seems right, we line them up, measure the blows, and award prizes!
Then we can all hang out/chat until whenever!
I would love it if a few kitchen-crafty moms would volunteer to bring some goodies! We need some gluten free ones, and some other. Anyone? (Most of you know I am writing this while recuperating from some gross sickness, so I am NOT volunteering. A cooler with popsicles works fine too! ; )
And would anyone volunteer to buy some really good bubble-gum? I'm talking Bubble Yum or Hubba Bubba or any of the kinds used by bubble blowing experts. (Hey, I'm a Glee gum girl myself, but we need the bad stuff for this--in the name of science and Old School memories! ; )
If you can bring any of these things, please say so in the comments below! Thanks so much!
I hope all of you can come, so we can celebrate together. Questions or comments? Please ask below so everyone may benefit from the dialogue.