a summer schedule

tomorrow is the boys’ last day of school.  they are so excited they are about to jump out of their skins. and the day is morning only.  i told them that i would take them out to lunch when i pick them up and they are pretty thrilled.
but i don’t want them sitting around all day watching tv or playing video games.  so i have already created a summer plan for them and posted it on the fridge.  it goes like this….

Every day you must…
make your bed
clean up your room
feed your pets
put away your laundry (if mom has washed clothes)
empty the dishwasher (the boys work on this together)
read for 15 minutes
have one hour of quiet time (no electronics)

Every day choose 2 from this group…
take the dog on a 20 minute walk
play outside for 30 minutes
swim and play in the pool for one hour
do an exercise video
walk on the treadmill for 20 minutes

Every day choose 1 from this group
water the garden
water the potted plants
load the dishwasher
fold laundry

Every day choose 1 from this group
Evan:  practice summer spelling words
           do two pages of handwriting book
           do two pages of math practice
            play a learning game for 15 minutes

Chris:  work on summer computer class
            work on summer homework assignment
            practice piano, sax or guitar for 20 minutes

I told them that this new routine begins on Monday, I decided to let them take the weekend off.  🙂  I’ll let you  know how this goes—they may mutiny on me!

Blessings friends!


One thought on “a summer schedule

  1. This is such a fantastic idea! I love the idea of having organized lists of activities.. Kids really do need schedules and summer can be such disorganized chaos! Here's to a happy summer vacation! Thanks for joining in the under 300 followers blog hop~xoxo Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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