Summer Learning Adventures
Each child signed up for a private one-on-one meeting with me called "Summer Learning Adventures." We talked about what they have enjoyed learning about this year, what they have struggled with. I then helped them set two sets of goals. One set is Stretch goals and these include self-identified areas of improvement (involving some reading and math). The other area is Fun goals and these include anything they want to learn that they just don't have time for during the year. One wants to learn about space and the world (Google World Wonders Project and Google Earth are winners for these). One wants to learn about birds. One wants to take an online photography course on SkillShare or try out ModernLessons. They each had a list of things they really want to learn about: just because. We've discussed apps, websites, and field trips we can take to support their goals.
This isn't about rigorous structure, because that's not what summer looks like in our house. It's about making an effort – together – to keep our brains alive and growing. Bring it on!
Here's the Symbaloo (also linked to in the Prezi above). Click on 'View on Symbaloo' to see the whole thing: