Thursday, June 28, 2012

Last day of JK for my little guy

Today is the last day of school for my son.....while most kids are happy to have the summer off, he is sad. He told me yesterday he is going to miss his teachers a lot, and that he wishes he could go to school all summer.

To get him somewhat excited about summer holidays, we created a summer fun list. We sat down, and made a list of things we want to be sure to do this summer (I got the idea from my friend over at Learning Titus 2).  A few of his ideas: go to dairy queen; go on a bike ride in the rain; have a sleepover at his grandparents house and go mini putting. There are others, but those were the ones he came up with on his own.

What will you do with your kids this summer?

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  1. That is a great idea to make a list of fun things to do! I think children really do enjoy the routine of school and for little guys, the "unknown" summer doesn't look as appealing at first glance as school. That is so cute that he is sad.
    My daughter started crying last night b/c she said she didn't want grade 1 to end. That she would miss her teacher.

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    1. he has since changed his mind - this morning he told me he is super happy that he gets to be home with me all summer!

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  2. last day of Sk for us yesterday too, I love the idea of a summer bucketlist, we have already had an amazing summer and school just got out! lol we took our holidays a little early!

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    1. yes, I was following along with your updates - it does sound like a great way to start summer

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  3. The Summer BucketList idea is fabulous! Love it! Hope you guys have a great Summer! Have fun! xo

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    1. I can't take credit for it - but thanks!

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  4. We have our last day today. Enjoy your summer - lots of great ideas to put in those long days of summer.

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    1. thanks for stopping by - hope you have a great summer too!

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  5. We too made a summer bucket list thanks to Lisa. Hoping to have lots of fun with it!

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    1. I was so happy when I saw her post a few weeks ago - I knew immediately it was something we had to do

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  6. I'm in the same boat as you... my DD is finishing her first year of school today and I'm kind of sad! I love your idea for a kids' bucket list of sorts and will help her make one this weekend. We'll probably have a lot of the same things as on your list, and maybe add a museum or two, a few splash pads/pools, maybe the zoo. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. no problem - I hope you have fun making your list and crossing things off as you go - as I mentioned though, I can't take credit for the ideas as I saw it on another blog!

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  7. my kids go until tomorrow, then I'll be happy they're home for the summer. I cried today, emma had her grade 6 grad and tonight is Q's grade 8 grad. JK seems so long ago suddenly!

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    1. Grade 6 and 8 Grads? that seems so far away....have a terrific summer together

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  8. This was DS4 last day of JK too. He was super sad, but we plan on having tons of play dates with his class mates this Summer and we`ll be having his three cousins over for the next two weeks so we`re going to hit up the splash pad.

    This year went by way too fast, he`s going to miss his teacher a lot and was pretty sad he might not have her again next year.

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    1. we are lucky, the two teachers (english and french) are staying the same..... thanks for visiting

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  9. Awww, I love how little kids love school so much! My 4 year old is excited to start JK in Sept! We have a bunch of stuff planned for this summer! We actually rented a cottage up north and can't wait to go for the week!

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    1. it is awesome to see their excitement around learning...I know it will probably fade soon.

      Have a great time at the cottage - and thanks for stopping by!

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  10. We have a Summer bucket list too! :) Great ideas Mama!

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