Wednesday, June 11, 2008

WFMW- Keeping the kids learning

For this weeks addition of WFMW I wanted to share what we are doing to encourage the kids to keep learning over the summer.  We home school which most of you already know if you read me on a regular basis that is, and we have a pretty hard curriculum but Luke is learning by leaps and bounds and will be entering 2nd grade in the fall.  Bo will start Kindergarten.  We purchased a program called Click N Read, its a really fun phonic program and encourages reading, we have a chore chart and we have the boys do computer time as part of their daily routine.  We have also placed a chart on the refrigerator that is a summer reading goal.  Luke is to read 100 books and when he reaches his goal we will have a pizza party with the friend of his choice.  This has really helped with continuing to read and learn even though we are on summer break.

For other great WFMW ideas head over to Rocks In My Dryer.


Laane said...

A 100 books! How long is your summervacation?

That's more than a book a day here.

Don't forget that enjoying nature and even normal play, also presents a great way to learn. Maybe not all very conscious.
making drawings on the pavement with crayons can be very good for the physical development, for instance.

Well, I guess your summervacation is far longer than ours.

Feel welcome to read my post about what works for me.

You can find it ;;here::

Enjoy your day!

We are THAT Family said...

I love that idea. I'm going to check it out!

Giovanna said...

We just started a chore chart too. I'm impressed w/your enthusiasm for teaching your kids. Hope it rubs off on me!

Becky said...

I say let them forget everything they learned all year. Why do I want them to be smarter than me?


The Maid
PS - Bribery is such a great teaching tool, isn't it?

Stacy said...

We had the kids read books to earn spending money for Disney when they were little. They had to read about the countries represented at Epcot's Worldshowcase, and read biographies of people who would be featured in the American Adventure. That way, when we were on vacation, they knew a little about what they were seeing.

We also did several Read the Book -Rent the Movie rewards- (Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, etc.)