The very afternoon my girls were out of school, they were already making plans. They disappeared into the playroom ... and an hour later they emerged.
"Momma! Come and see what we did!" They called out.
The girls transformed their playroom into a new space: a classroom for summer. Using items "gifted" from their teachers and other handmade essentials, the girls created a learning space, including a daily schedule made of popsicle sticks and a magnetic pointer on a pipe cleaner, classroom jobs, name plates with number lines, a decorative border on the bookshelf, and a "Chart of CRRCT" (Caring, Respect, Responsibility, Citizenship, and Trustworthiness) -- which is a more positive approach to the color/behavior clip chart!
My girls were sad about school ending ... but to work around this problem, they created a space to be creative, learn, cooperate, and have fun. I have yet to experience time in their school, but when Grandma and Grandpa were visiting last week, they spent hours "playing" school! (I heard Grandpa caused some trouble too!)
Also, that evening when I returned from walking the dog around the block, I was surprised to find chalk messages outside of our house on the sidewalk ... Spreading positivity!
Be kind! Be happy! Happy Summer Break!
These girls amaze me with their creativity! I can't wait to play school now that school is out for me!