School's Out

United States
May 15, 2007 10:00am CST
Now that school is out or will be out soon, what are your summer plans?
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@jenn80 (64)
• Canada
16 May 07
I'm a grad student, so my summer plans pretty much consist of work, research, reading, and exam prep. But, I will be taking some time off for cottaging and going to stay with my boyfriend (although, I tend to work from his place too.)
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• United States
16 May 07
Well, at least you get to be with him. He will understand you are trying to make sure you pass so you can make the big bucks! Good luck!
@takkea (394)
• United States
16 May 07
The work will pay off and that is all that really matters. At least you ge to take a break.
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@Lifez2short (4969)
• United States
15 May 07
We will be having alot of outdoors fun. Go swimming and play at the park with the kids. We plan on just enjoying the warmth.
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• United States
16 May 07
Yeah, we are going to take lots of walks after dinner. It si part of my get fit plan. Plus it is too hot for me and my daughter to go out during the day. Have fun!
@takkea (394)
• United States
16 May 07
I hope that it wont be too hot out to play with the children. Now that school is out it is best that they have as much fun as they can because it ends so fast.
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• United States
15 May 07
My MAIN plan for this summer is to sleep in! With school out of session, we won't have to get up at 6 am every day. :) I do plan to do activities with my children. We love making things together, so I will be doing arts and crafts with them. My daughter wants to work more on her crocheting skills, and since she is the oldest and goes to bed a bit later than the other two, we will use that time to crochet together. She also wants to work on learning more spanish, so I will be teaching her spanish. My kids like to choose new activities in which they are interested, and we usually use summers to allow them to pick up new skills. My almost 6 year old son wants to learn french, so I will be teaching him french this summer. He also wants to work on learning to play soccer. He likes soccer, but has never actually played it. My daughter has also expressed interest in learning to cook, and we will be starting with small, easy to prepare things. The summer won't be much different for my four year old because we spend time together while the older two are in school working on the alphabet, counting, writing, reading and math. But, as far as interests go, he just wants to make general kids' crafts. I also buy age/grade appropriate workbooks from places like K-Mart. I usually set aside some time each day for them to work in their workbooks to help them stay up on what they've learned so far in school and to get acquainted with the type of work that they will be doing in their next grade for the coming school year. My children actually like this because they know that it gives them a bit of an edge and helps them to grasp concepts more easily when their teachers get to them in the next school year. We most likely won't be going on vacation in the summer. My husband works all the time and it's like pulling teeth to get him to take a day off, much less take time off that would be required to plan a vacation. However, the children and I will be planning some day trips to visit my mother who lives about an hour away. The kids love spending time with Grandma, but with school, there's not much time during the school year to be able to visit as often as we'd like. What kind of plans do you have for the summer MrsWickham1?
• United States
16 May 07
You are awesome! I love the way you think. When school was out when my sister and I were younger my mom would take us to the library. They had reading competitions where you could read so many pages and win prices. I loved it and I loved reading. Well, my daughter will be one this month and I am just excited to spend some more time with her. We plan to go back home to St. Louis, Mo to see our families. I am also looking for a job in the banking area since I will have my associates by next year. Also, I will be brushing up on my French. I took it is high school, but did not continue since my schooling is online. So I am getting some books and cd's to kind of brush up and become more fluent and start talking to my daughter in two different languages. Once she is old enough I thought we could learn spanish together. It will not hurt her to learn many things as she is young and plus at this age they can absorb so much. I will for sure read some books. I miss reading so much. Overall, I just plan to spend afternoons and weekends with my family. Lots of BBQ's and a few get togethers with other mom's so my daughter will have some other's to play with. Thanks for your comment!
• United States
17 May 07
As for the french, try the French for Dummies book. It's really good to have and when you go to teach your daughter, it can be a godsend. It also comes with a nifty computer program to help you learn. I bought both the french for dummies and the spanish for dummies. I want to go through those, then I want to go for some more of the dummies books for different languages. My dad spoke 7 different languages, so while my kids may not be fluent in that many languages, I'd like for them to at least know a bit of each. The earlier you start with a kid, the better it will stick with them. If you want to teach your daughter french, go ahead and start teaching her a few words, she is at a perfect age for it. It's funny. When kids are just learning to speak, it's easier to make them multi-lingual because they absorb so much. Also, there's a really great program that can help with languages. It's called Muzzy. You may have seen it on television. It's expensive, but most libraries carry it. Check your library and see if they have it. It sounds like you are going to have a busy summer! The trip to St. Louis sounds nice. It's great to get to spend time with family.
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@KrauseHome (33375)
• United States
17 May 07
Well, if I had children here, it would be harder to plan a Summer vacation. The schools here do not get out this yr. until almost the end of June, and since they start back around the 20th of August usually, this does not give much time for a family to spend together anywhere fun. But we do have Summer plans since it is just my husband and I. Or actually we are planning a Vacation in September. We are planning on going to New Jersey, NYC and Washington DC to meet a close Email friend of mine if everything goes right. It ought to be a lot of Fun.
@takkea (394)
• United States
16 May 07
I will be hitting the beach and maybe traveling to th islands for a few weeks to soak up the Caribbean sun.
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