Is it the last week of the June holidays already?
This month-long vacation was all play and no work for the kids. Not the child labour kind of work, but I have had grand plans to do lots of revision with the kids like a seasoned, experienced teacher (ahem) that I am so as to help them consolidate their learning.
I had planned to revisit all the 小书 from Berries, test them on all they have learned for Math using pop quizzes, read our graded readers that’s been languishing on the shelves, begging “Read me, read me!” (Poor Peter, Jane, Biff, Kipper and Chip), and introduce some Science concepts through sensory play.
Ah, how ambitious I was.
I started the holidays also prepping this box with a stack of activity sheets for each of the kids and instructed them to go find their folder whenever boredom struck. I told them to be sure to check that box often because they would be finding new things every now and then.
The idea was nothing else but a good idea; the kids couldn’t even be bothered with the box.
They found entertainment every day with one another in lots of pretend play…
Interspersed with unscheduled moments of reading and suddenly wanting to work on some activities…
Drawing (A LOT)…
And going out a lot for events, outings and a really nice holiday.
I think this is the life for any kid, and maybe it was a good thing I got nothing in my list of grand plans done afterall.
Just look at how happy they have been all month long!