Today is officially the first day of summer... although the weather in middle TN has loudly declared summer for a while now, :-/ Have I mentioned how much I dislike heat and all things green? Summer reeks of sweat and allergies. As my least favorite season, I announce that I plan to ignore its existence and, therefore, will no longer be traversing my threshold except at night, other than to skulk my way to a vehicle where the AC will produce arctic wind for my enjoyment or to allow Pretty Princess Prancey Paws to relieve herself, until the end of September and the first day of fall.
To this end, we will begin summer studies on Monday when we will jump into
the 13 day Moving Beyond the Page A Wrinkle in Time Literature unit. I plan to
spread it over 15 days. I did not purchase the coordinating space study, but we
will be studying space via George's Secret Key to the Universe, books from the
library, and the astronomy chapters from Conceptual Physical Science. During
summer with the constant interruptions by friends, family, and summer events,
these 15 days may take 6 weeks instead of 3, so I am not wasting my time, even
though it is tempting, planning any other cool, fun, indoor projects. Ds will
also continue with the Evan Moor Daily Paragraph Editing that he started in
January, his math tutor, and Kumon math.
Although I dislike the hot, humid weather and the nasty botanical growth
that it encourages, I find much pleasure in the more relaxed days that
accompany our summer schedule. :-D