My something good this week is summer school. I know... most people dread the thought. But, being a newly certified teacher who is not going to be able to work next year due to illness, I had to find SOMETHING to keep my passion fulfilled. My poor girls!
Seriously, though, we are doing an hour a day of summer school here at home. My girls are actually enjoying it, and I am getting to fulfill my need for being an educational leader. I grabbed some summer bridge workbooks from the education supply store, and a couple of other workbooks in areas I knew the girls needed help with. Every day I put together a lesson plan of what we are going to cover for the next day. We work for an hour each afternoon. If we finish early, we play a board game together. If we are not done with what I had planned, we simply put it away to work on the next day.
It has been really neat seeing the strengths of each of my girls. I knew where the holes were that needed to be covered, but it's been great to see which areas the girls have down without even thinking about it. I hope we all continue to enjoy summer school for the next eight weeks, but even if we don't, it's been fun while it lasted. Today I am celebrating spending time with my daughters, keeping all of us occupied and feeling like we are not wasting our days away.