Monday, July 24, 2006

Summer School - Goree-style!

I don't know about where you live, but around here school starts in two weeks. TWO WEEKS!!! Where did the long, lazy, three-month Summers I had as a kid go?? Nowadays they only get 8 weeks. Seriously! I'm telling you, it just seems like we got started with Summer on one hand, yet come mid-afternoon it can seem like ages and those two weeks like two months! So because school starts in TWO WEEKS, we are having to get back into "school-mode" as we've been (ok, *I've* been) a little lax lately and we've all got some catching up to do for it.
It's hard for me to believe Ethan will be in 1st grade, Turner in 4 yr old preschool and Carson in the 3 yr pr
ogram. To help get them prepared, we've been working on reading, spelling and math with Ethan; numbers, the alphabet and writing with Turner; and counting and ABC's with Carson. It's too cute to see them huddled around the dinner table doing their work. But in the heat of the summer, sometimes you just have to change things up a bit - kind of like when you were in college and you'd beg your professor for outdoor classes? Well, today, we did school summer-style. Outside we went armed with sidewalk chalk, soccer balls and Frisbees. Ethan got his math problems written on the driveway. Turner and Carson counted steps as they walked, pointed out colors and played "I Spy." It was a lot of fun…and hopefully, it taught them something as well. And well I wouldn't be a scrapbooking, summer-schooling mom if I didn't take a few pictures. ;) Here's Ethan working hard (and one of Mr. Turner just a little fed up with his Mama ;))

12 comments:

Jana said...

Oh too cute! What a great idea and a terrific photo op. My boys go back on Aug. 14 which will also be here before we know it. I'm really not ready for those early mornings either!!

Cari said...

2 weeks??? OH my!!
We still have the whole month of August off! Kids go back Sept 5th.
Enjoy your time with your adorable boys!

Dani said...

2 weeks wow..it starts here in MO Aug 18th I think which is soon, but my boys go to a Christian school and it starts after Labor
Day so not til sept so that is nice but they go at the end til end of may or 1st of June...Great photos there too Kelly

Wendy Reed said...

Such a cute entry!! Love the pics. LOL.. I don't even know when school starts here... guess I better figure it out so my son makes it on the first day. :o)

Cindy Lee said...

how cute are they? looks like lots of fun was had!

Court said...

uggghhh school is starting again :(
poor ds got out of school June 16th and because of our move to Tennessee he will start Augs 11th {the day of his 8th b-day} talk about the SHORTEST summer of his life. LOVE those pictures. reminds me to get out of house stop scrapbooking and take pictures of the kids :)

Court

Adrienne said...

We start back Aug 10! Can't WAIT!

jamie cottrell said...

Too cute!!!! Love the pic's.

RACHEL =) said...

Ohhh such CUTE pictures Kelly!!! And I can't believe school starts in just 2 weeks, wow!!! Enjoy your next couple of weeks! =)

Liz Ness said...

FUN! I love these photos of your kids and the blog entry is great!

Tracey Odachowski said...

Really? two weeks? WOAH! And, btw, I am still alive. ;)

Sherri said...

How FUN! and pictures to boot! Yep, my daughter starts her freshman year of high school on Aug. 10th! Where does the summer go?