As I write this, there are firecrackers exploding around my neighborhood. It’s July 2. In 2 days it will be the 4th of July, America’s Independence Day.
We celebrate with BBQs, picnics and fireworks.
We also say that once the 4th of July is over, the summer just slides by so fast.
I was in Target today and they were putting out school supplies. (Hobby Lobby had Christmas decorations already!)
So how is this relevant to you, especially if you may not celebrate the 4th of July?
Well what I’m hinting at here is that summer is going by faster than you know and that back to school time will be here before you know it.
Do you have an ADD Student who has summer reading or other work to get done before September?
How’s that coming along?
I bet I can guess.
But say you don’t have any work for your kids to get done over the summer.
What about keeping their reading skills up? And maybe their math skills? Science?
Just like your ADD Student, you may have started the season with the best of intentions, just as they do each semester. And maybe, just like them, you’ve kind of let things slide.
In either case, you still have time to put a little learning into summer.
I think it would also be a great idea to put a little structure into the next month or two. You know, sort of get ready for the structured school year.
It doesn’t have to be a lot.
15 minutes every day at 4:00. Reading every Tuesday at lunch. Help with dinner once a week and polish up those math skills at the same time.
There are lots of creative ways to add a little extra learning into the next 8 weeks or so. Ask your kids, ask your friends, think some up yourself. Google it.
Just do it.