We are so thrilled that summer is finally here. I personally was so over the first grade homework routine. Least favorite of the year was the dreaded Share Page. The share page consisted of a drawing with complimentary sentences and a little 2 – 3 minute speech. For the life of me I cannot remember giving weekly speeches in first grade with my first child.
What I did love about first grade was our routines. Although it did take some time to get into the groove when we finally did our morning were just plain magical.
To keep that magic through the summer I have added a summer chore chart to our routine.
We will still be getting dressed first thing in the morning, making breakfast and lunch meal plans for the week, and the newest addition making beds. We tried it in the early part of spring and did well, but then daddy went out of town and the whole thing fell apart.
So far the chore chart has these items.
Help Mom (random chores)
Pick Up Toys (before bed)
We are using the Board Dudes Chore Chart without the Stars. Last time we tried those a play date ended in a minor Star Wars and those things can really scatter. We simple put an X on each accomplished item for the day. I wish the board was longer with more lines. (I wish my patience were longer as well, but such is a momma’s life.)
Our Simple Daily Challenge is as follows.
Sit down with pen and paper for 5 minutes and plan your summer routines. The morning routine is the most important routine of the day in my opinion. And the most important part of this planning is parent or guardian follow-through. Set a great example for the children with your personal morning routine and make sure they follow the routine you have planned for them daily.