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Summer of Sanity - The Schedule

Admittedly I've scoured Pinterest more than I care to admit while on maternity leave, but I think I have come up with a pretty decent summer organization systems taking things from here and there.  The schedule is nothing groundbreaking but again, I'm trying to build structure and habits here.  I definitely won't be cancelling play dates that don't mesh with anything below.  One of the most enjoyable parts to summer is the easy flow of the days and I don't want to squash that away completely.

The Schedule
Wake up & start the Day
Outside time or off to the Gym
Enrichment Time


The Themes
The following might seem like overkill, but stay with me.  Again the plan is to just stay away from boredom and my idea is that the themes each week will give us an automatic topic to fill up time with.  Crafts, games, books, even mini field trips are what I hope to accomplish with these themes.  Setting this up has also helped me narrow down the gazillion ideas that are on Pinterest or other preschool activities and keep them organized.  I want to be able to differentiate a little for the boys ages too and this gives me a place to start.  Can you tell I am an educator?
Colonial History
Camp @ Museum
My Community

The Rules
My boys are very well behaved, but they are boys and they still bicker and wrestle and tattle and whine.  I’ve noticed that the more I remind them and am consistent with structure the less they drive me crazy with those things and they self-regulate. These might need to be edited and added to as we go along.
* be kind & gentle
* be patient
* share
* no tattling
* no bossing
* no demanding
* no whining / complaining
* put away what you take out
* follow directions
* clean up after yourself

Stay tuned for how more of my organization and how I hopefully stay sane this summer!
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