Well, sort of. We'll be using the rest of the month to study for the standardized tests that Bunny and James have to take in early June (3rd and 5th grade as required by Oregon). I have a few workbooks that they will go through, to get used to the format. Content is not my concern (I know they're smart, and if they miss questions because of content then it's just because I haven't taught them that subject yet, no big deal) but I do want them to be familiar with the idea of testing. You know, filling in bubbles, eliminating the obviously wrong answers, looking for traps, etc.
After testing we will continue on with "summer school" which will mostly be catch-up. Off the top of my head, I think James has to finish history (mostly reading), Bunny must do most of her subjects (we slacked off this year!), and Mariposa will finish math and a little phonics. Normally this would stress me out, but I don't mind for some reason this year. I know it was my "fault" and that I really want to start the new school year on target, so we will work hard to finish the work. Besides, I don't want them to sit around all summer anyway!
Here is a glimpse of how Mariposa has been enjoying her time off:
And a view of what I've been doing with "all my free time:"
|Marcus installed this spice rack (from Amazon)|
and I wasted no time filling it with my sprinkles!
Yay, summer! :o)