We are officially 9 days in to August and this month seems almost over. This summer has been very busy and it’s crazy to think that school is about to begin again. As a parent I am not looking forward to another few quarters of distance learning. I am ready for our kiddo to get back to school and interact with others. School is balance between learning and social interaction. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, kiddo’s are suffering from the lack of social interaction. I have been trying my best to keep our kiddo’s as busy as possible this summer.
With that being said:
Goal #1: Prepare our First Grader for the First Grade
First grade is approaching quickly, with only a few more weeks left of summer break. I figured now is the time to start reinforcing workbook practice sheets in order to refresh our daughter on things she learned in kindergarten, as well as challenge her with some first grade work. I found these really great workbooks on Amazon. These workbooks are fun, interactive, and engaging.
I even considered purchasing some home schooling curriculum in support of distance learning. As parents we are going to need to supplement our children with additional learning resources in order to get through this distance learning. There is no way that we can simply depend on online curriculum to teach our children. Distance learning is an alternative but is not a replacement for classroom setting learning. Children will loose a lot of basic skills, writing specifically if we allow technology to be a replacement to physical “old school” learning.
Goal #2: Start Letter Writing
Since I have been a active bible study I have felt so encouraged to share the good news with others. I learn so much from each weeks bible study that I decided I wanted to start letter writing to others. This month I plan to first start out by writing letters to my close family members and friends. The purpose of my letter writing will be to provide words of affirmation, inspiration, and encouragement to others from a biblical standpoint.
Goal #3: Plan Family Worship
While hubby and I both attend weekly congregational bible studies, we also conduct our own personal bible study together. Something that we both want to do more of is plan our family worship nights with the children. Learning about the bible and biblical principles is important to incorporate in your family life. Children are like sponges and are so eager to learn. We have dedicated Monday nights for family worship and I will plan for this by picking out a chapter for us to go over in the “Teach Your Children” bible publication.