Monday, August 1, 2016

August Memory Making

In keeping with my resolution to be more thoughtful and organized when it comes to celebrating the seasons... here are some plans and random thoughts for August ~ one of my very favorite months.

Special Dates to Celebrate

*August 5th - 21st ~ 2016 Summer Olympics*

We are especially looking forward to the equestrian, diving, and gymnastics...lots of DVR-ing will be going on as we attempt to keep up with even a small part of it.

*August 11th-12th ~ Perseid Meteor Showers peak*

We have had fun watching this meteor shower the past couple of years - it does involves staying up late or getting up well before dawn, but it is always worth it (though not easy to do at the time!).

*August 18th ~ Full Green Corn Moon*

It's always nice to notice when the moon is full!

Things to Notice and Do This Month

  • Declutter the kids bedrooms ~ we started this in June, but have not made much progress! I would love to start the new school year with neater bedrooms, so I'm going to try to make it happen.
  • Declutter and organize our school shelves; note supplies needed & stock up
  • Begin any nitty-gritty planning needed for the new homeschool year.  Complete curriculum orders and decide on a rough schedule for our week, including outside activities and time for errands and appointments.
  • Sign up for fall activities 
  • Refresh chore charts
  • Backyard campfires - make s'mores!
  • Go blueberry picking and make a blueberry pie
  • Try to get to the lake as much as possible; maybe even visit the ocean if we can work it in
  • Tomatoes are finally in season!
  • Zucchini is everywhere - make zucchini bread and zucchini chocolate cake
  • Enjoy these last few weeks of summer

Happy August!!

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