We will officially be on summer vacation by noon tomorrow! I know one 12 yo that will be up by 6:30 ready to finish the last two sections of his test. Not so sure when our 9yo will be up, but he won't be sleeping in, that much I know!
My brain is already racing with the things I would LOVE to get done! Already telling friends I am cleaning out in case they want to stop by (hi Amanda!!!). Already looking at new furniture for crafting area. So here is my crazy list so far:
go through the boys dresser drawers and purge clothing
pull together a van load of stuff for donation (30 minutes worth of work and it will be a descent load)
work down in the basement to find the floor around: the craft table, washer & dryer, play area, storage shelves, and many other parts
straighten, purge, trash, organize boys playroom
have the boys help create a list of things to do over the summer
plan out some light school days to keep their brains strong
plan out some fun exercise stuff to keep our bodies strong
We are partially through day 3 of year end testing. Oldest has five more sections and youngest has seven sections. Yes, that seems strange that a third grader would have more than a 6th grader, however Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) has two extra sections at that level. Thing One has already gone through it, now it is Thing Two's turn.
What I like about the tests this year, is that they are "corrected" and scores provided more quickly. I believe I'll receive an email in two weeks instead of the 6 - 8 weeks in prior years. Had I realized this last summer, I'm not sure I would have planned to end this early in May. Will keep this info in mind as I schedule out next year! 80)
Anyhoot, I'm scrambling to pull together a fun thing for the boys before Friday! If you've read prior posts, this one may ring a bell. It is an activity list of a hundred fun things to do over the summer. I've already printed this out, as well as a lined sheet of paper to write out what they did over the summer (this will be the last sheet of their book!) I plan to create a few sheets for a quick and easy book report type thing, have some pages that they can water color on, pages to scrapbook if they want, pages to draw and sketch (nature study or short story). I'll probably pull together a reading list of books I've found I'd like to go through. Maybe a list of movies! Really, options are limitless for this.
Will be interesting to see what the final product will be like!
Today we had two sports, two kids, two locations, same time. Now I know there are folks who have more than two kids, multiple sports, and have done many things as a single parent.
Kevin has been on baseball duty this spring with Thing Two in kid pitch. They were off and running about 8 AM this morning. Thing One and I headed toward church for TKD. Dropped him off and headed toward Wally World for a few things.
Decided to swing by a yard sale prior to hitting the store. Found these glass things:
Brown Clorox Bottle
Another pretty brown bottle
What would a Saturday be without a bit of cleaning! Asked the boys to bring me a cleaner from my bathroom, with the caveat of not spraying it. It is a bleach bottle. Once down, I asked Thing Two to get me a piece of colored construction paper and squirted it with the liquid to show the boys what bleach does. Here's what the sheet looked like after sitting for a bit:
Hopefully this shows why you don't play with bleach or as kids pointed out "wear white while using bleach!"