Letter E for Eggs !

I was really excited to work on this lesson with the kids but also nervous that the experiment would be a total flop-lol! The day was, however, a success much to my delight. We began with morning circle and two books. We read two versions of Humpty Dumpty and discussed the similarities and differences between them. We […]

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Letter D for Donuts!

Let’s just say this was one exceptionally yummy day! I think we all had a bit of a stomach ache by the end of the day though;) We started off our day with morning circle and a story. The Donut Chef’s (Staake) tasty tale has happy and colorful illustrations and shares an important message: keep it simple! […]

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Letter C for Camping!

The boys were SO excited for this day to finally arrive! We’ve never been camping so even though we were only in our backyard, they were thrilled to spend time in the wilderness-lol! We started off the school day with circle and stories. Stella and Roy Go Camping (Wolff) was really cute and When We Go Camping (Ruurs) has some really nice illustrations with […]

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Letter B for Bowling!

We hadn’t been bowling all year so the boys were super excited for this Letter! We began the day with morning circle and today’s weather word was Meteorologist. We read Mitchell Goes Bowling (Durand) which was actually a very cute book. The child’s determined personality resonated with our group and the Dad in the story set a great example […]

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Letters A and Y for Young Authors!

Today, June 2, 2014, marked the beginning of Tracy Summer School and boy, were they so excited to begin!  The boys grabbed a cushion and settled in for our first morning circle. Today’s weather word was Tornado which made for some fun conversation regarding science and safety. It was a shorter circle than normal as our story […]

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Time for Tracy Summer School 2014!

It’s that time of year again! It’s the last day of school here in New Mexico and summer has arrived! We  celebrated with a luau themed lunch and play date! We took the week right after school ended off to just relax, swim at the pool, and get the house ready for summer school. I think […]

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End of Summer School Celebration Day!

So we got here; we are all still happy, alive and I truly think better off for having embarked on yet another year of summer school. I think the majority of folks are floored when I go through my curriculum with them and lay out what Tracy Summer School looks like. However, for us, it […]

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Z for Zookeeper!

Well folks, this is it-the final lesson of Summer School 2013!  Last year we did Z for Zoo so this year I wanted to concentrate a bit more on a Zookeeper’s role. After morning circle, we read Z is for Zookeeper (Smith), a similar book to A is for Art History. Can be a quick […]

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Y for YES Day!

Well, the title of this post pretty much speaks for itself! An old friend of mine had a YES Day! with her crew and I thought, what a wonderful idea. I feel like all I do is say No, so this seemed like such a fun idea. There were some ground rules, of course. 🙂 […]

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W and X are for World Geography and eXplorers!

My goal for this lesson was to expose them a bit more to the continents, some major countries and a couple famous world explorers. Similar to art history, I really feel like with the exception of Christopher Columbus, they are not too familiar with any famous explorers. We also wanted to fit in the Titanic […]

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