Friday, June 5, 2015

Are You Ready For Summer?

With the school year coming to a close, parents are always looking for ways to have fun while still allowing for structure to be obtained so that sanity can prevail in the household.  This is an added benefit for children because it gives them a routine to stay consist over the summer and allows for a smooth transition back into the next school year.

I was able to have a great conversation today with one of my parents who shared her summer "Schedule" which I thought was brilliant and I wanted to share her thoughts.  She said that she was inspired from this website because it is one of their weekly schedule activities... acts of service for others.  (It was also shared that she knew the founder of the non-profit organization.  Pretty cool.)
Basically, she said that the family schedule for the week was planned by kids drawing out of the jar the day that they would do one of the following topics for the upcoming week (service act for others, swimming at the pool, family planned event, Mom's School, and 1 day of down time.)  This idea was genius because it allowed for fun to happen and be planned so that all of the family members knew what to expect for the upcoming week.

When I heard this from her, I thought that this was a great way to showcase the 7 Habits by Beginning with the End in Mind, Putting First Things First, and Sharpening the Saw.  She and I agreed that the summer time can be fun and that we know to continually strive to have balance in our life.
Enjoy your summer planning.

Your Biggest Fan,

Mr. Fleming

Update from above...
My wife has always been great at creating schedules for our two little ones at home and she just shared the updated version for this year's summer fun at the Fleming household.  Enjoy.

Fleming Summer Fun Schedule 2015

Bonus: Fleming Pool Rules- They model our two family rules... Safety and Respect

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