School's Out: The Kids Debrief
School is out for the summer and it’s time for some fun in the sun. I was curious about how my kids felt about this past school year and what they were looking forward to the most this summer. Here is some of what they had to say...
How does it feel to be done school / daycare?
Claire (8 years old): Umm....excited. I’m excited for the summer ahead.
Reid (6 years old): Gooood! Awesome!
Wyatt (3 years old): Fun!
What is your favourite memory from school / daycare this year?
C: Pretty much everything.
R: Hot lunch. Caesar salad was my favourite.
W: Playing in the water.
What was your least favourite part of school / daycare?
C: Having to leave the best classroom in the world. I really liked my class this year.
R: Daily 5 - we have to go in groups and do lots of writing and stuff with paper. Then we switch groups.
W: Staying at daycare.
What is your favourite subject? What is your least favourite subject?
C: Creation Studies - PBL (on historical churches) and art are my favourites. Math is my least favourite. (NOTE: PBL stands for Project Based Learning. It’s an ongoing project the students work on for several months, then present their learning to their families and community at a Celebration of Learning evening).
R: Math and art are my favourite. My least favourite is Daily 5.
What are you most proud of?
C: All of my achievements: meeting my AR goals (a reading program at school), reading.
R: I don’t know.
What do you think mommy and daddy are most proud of?
C: My reading and how many AR points I earned.
R: My art.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
C: A veterinarian.
R: A carpenter.
W: Go in a dump truck.
What are you looking forward to the most about summer?
C: Camping at Shamadon and my birthday.
R: Going camping.
W: Going camping and there’s a fire and people park all around the fire. Our friends go there too and there’s, what’s those things in the cage?...Peacocks, with the peacocks.
What is one thing you hope you get to do this summer?
C: Have a play date with my best friend at the cottage.
R: Go to Great Wolf Lodge.
W: Go for a bike ride.
What do you think teachers do in the summer?
C: Enjoy time with their family and get ready for the next school year.
R: Go camping and go places or play with their kids.
W: They teach other kids.
From the sounds of it, the kids had a great year at school and worked really hard to achieve many goals that both they and their teachers set for them. As their mom, I am proud of all they have accomplished and am pleased with the pride they take in their own learning. They’ve worked hard and are now off to enjoy a well-deserved break! If you're still looking for activity inspiration, check out my blog on Mapping Out Summer for my top tips for Moms this summer.