Boy Wonder will be starting the 6th grade in a little less than a month.
I can’t believe it.
We don’t homeschool (yet), but we do believe that learning does not end when a kid leaves school. So this summer, we’ve been working on subversive learning techniques. Teaching him stuff to get him ready for middle school without him knowing we’re teaching him.
To be honest, I’m pretty sure we are not very sneaky.
BUT! My MIL (who somebody needs to come up with a better internet name for, since the other one we use to use is no longer applicable) came up with a great idea, back from the days when she used to homeschool Chef, and it’s become pretty fun at our house.
It’s called the “Anywhere and Everywhere Book”. I’ve seen it called a few different things around the internet, but that’s what we call it.
It’s a plain notebook. The first page has a list of the “authors”. And the second page starts with a sentence. Just a sentence.
Everyone in our house is required to write at least a sentence every day. You can write more, but never any less.
And you can take the story wherever you want it to go when you write.
Ours has gotten pretty funny….and we get people who come visit our house to write too!
What fun learning experiences are you doing for yourself or are you providing for your kids this summer?