- Get to Mass at least once during the week (in addition to Sundays).
- Plan one day a week at home with no friends here and no driving anywhere.
- Extend our story time. I always read books that each of the youngest 4 pick out. I am going to also start reading a book I pick out. I have a hidden agenda here, I have been requesting some great books at the library after a Lit talk I recently attended and I want them to hear those books AND I want to increase their listening attention span in preparation for school next fall.
- Be more consistent with family nightly read-a-loud time.
- Take a couple weeks off but then start reading/phonics up for my 1st and 3rd graders, plus math for everyone. I'm thinking of having math 2-3 days per week for only 30 minutes. For reading/phonics I just want them each to finish the Little Angel Readers volume they are in.
- Take advantage of across town appointments and add in some fun stops
- Go on a 1 hour power bike ride at least 5 days/week. (So far so good).
- Involve my kids in the weekly planning process. I'd like them to have goals for the summer and for the week as well. I think those will be better accomplished if I have a heads up.
- Go to bed on time every night. Which is why I should quit now. I should have gone to bed 3 hours ago. I don't think I can sleep yet, but screen time isn't going to get me there.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
New Year's resolutions never work so well for me. I find it difficult to implement something new when starting back into the school year after a nice Christmas break. However, I am setting some summer resolutions. Our summer seems to get away from us every year. I don't want to fill up the calendar and feel like we are always running somewhere, thus I don't plan as much as I should. At the end of the summer we always feel like it was too busy, but busy doing what? Who knows. A little planning here will help. So, here are some things I have planned, please feel free to comment if you have any more suggestions...or if you think I have gone crazy and have set myself up for failure. I'd like to know now. :)