Sure, there are some of you out there who think that this is not a big deal. Who may even think that I am not a good parent because I have no control over my hyperactive son and that children need a whole bunch of time off from structure. You're wrong. At least in this case. I am an excellent mother (ask my mom, and that's the highest praise I can get). The Hubs and I work really hard to help our son keep control over himself (which is nearly impossible for a child who doesn't quite understand why he has these uncontrollable urges and impulses and hasn't quite figured out how to handle them). And no, The Monk cannot have a whole bunch of time off, because, again, without structure there is chaos.
Now, I'm not going to make our days like regular school days. I get that it is summer time out there and The Monk loves being outside in the sunshine. Not only that, but longer days means more quilting time for me! So, I'm keeping it simple. We have a few things that we need to catch up on and some others that he really enjoys and wants to continue just because he loves the subjects so much. This is what it's going to look like:
Listening Skills Practice (because goodness knows he needs to practice listening!)
Math (still at 2nd grade, so that is something we are catching up on)
Social Studies (who knew that it was something he needed so soon - definitely catching up!)
Science (um...that's just because I can't NOT do science with him. He begged to continue).
Art (we just started Van Gogh and he didn't want to stop in the middle of it)
Music (same with art, except with Bach).
Extracurricular (our local library has a fantastic summer program that The Monk enjoys)
We aren't going to do all of these every day. Only 4 a day (with Listening being the only one that is daily), so we should be done around lunch time - which is a perfect time to either hit the splash pad right behind our house, or delve deep into the quilting room (which is our lower basement) to sit in the cool air and listen to some audiobooks (right now, we're listening to Nathan Ambrocombie: Accidental Zombie).
Actually, I think this is a good plan, if I may say so myself.