Summers

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Summers
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Tue, 06-01-2010 - 3:40pm

The 13-14 age group are at the point where they tend to be a little more self-sufficient, self-motivated, self-directed, etc.

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Registered: 06-01-1999
In reply to: arryl
Tue, 06-01-2010 - 5:36pm
My 13-year-old likes a balanced summer. She has 11 weeks of vacation. She was accepted into two theatre intensive programs that she researched and prepared for. 2 weeks will be at her arts highschool and 4 weeks at a Shakespeare intensive run by a local professional theatre. There will be some overlap with weekend classes at her youth theatre as well as her crewing a play there. That still leaves 5 weeks of absolutely nothing and she plans on doing just that!


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Registered: 04-17-2000
In reply to: arryl
Tue, 06-01-2010 - 5:56pm
If I do not plan he will plan. He always tries to be some where doing something. Summer school is guaranteed but this year he signed up for tackle football. So one month of summer then one month off and he has planned spending it with different family members plus he has summer league of bowling then in August he will begin footbal which practices 5 days and still will be in summer league bowling untill school starts mid august then he will get back to sort of routine but he has asked to do extra curricular after school next school year. He is an only child but loves to be out doing something.

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In reply to: arryl
Tue, 06-01-2010 - 6:01pm

Evan will be gone for 3 weeks right after school gets out and then be back for 3 before he leaves for another 2 weeks for Boy Scout Jamboree. Then he's home for two weeks and will visit my parents for a week after that. Once he's done with that, he has two weeks before school starts again. Oh, and there is daily swim practice in there as well (when he's home).

He's a very smart kid that can come up with projects on his own if he really wants to but he would prefer to sit in front of the tv if we let him. Not happening... :) I do believe he needs some down time as his life is CRAZY busy during the school year but he thinks tv is the answer any time he has free time and I don't like that as a habit.

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In reply to: arryl
Tue, 06-01-2010 - 8:48pm
My dd may be getting a part-time summer job for 8 weeks. They have a summer job program through the mayor's office for 14-16 year olds.
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In reply to: arryl
Tue, 06-01-2010 - 9:32pm

Emily that sounds pretty cool! Its great that she is taking the initiative to look into something like that. Good luck to her at the interview!

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In reply to: arryl
Wed, 06-02-2010 - 7:13am

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In reply to: arryl
Wed, 06-02-2010 - 7:49am

So far the only thing Nik has asked about is softball camp in August. Still not sure about summer school for math, I'm wondering if they would have had to tell me already. This math she has is all language based & she's never had anything like it before, the kids who have been in this district from K are stuggling w/it. I told dh summer school for math might be a good idea anyway because Nik missed so much school in 6th grade when my dh was in the hospital & we were stuck out of state. She has all A's & B's in everything else.


I guess I'll wait & see what she has to say so far I think she just wants softball camp. The school is mandating a summer math computer program that HAS got to be done by the start of school & its very long & time consumming. Also they're getting a reading list & 1 book report will be due & questions answered on other books.


We live so close to the beach I would like a summer of justing hanging out for her.

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In reply to: arryl
Wed, 06-02-2010 - 9:31am
Since both DH & I work we send the girls to camps. Rach is going to be a CCIT (camp counselor in training) for the summer day camp she's been going to since 3rd gr. Her sister will also be going...then Rach wanted to do sports camps so she's doing 2 overnight ones (field hockey, lax) & a day camp for bball. The rest of the time is free except the one wk in Aug where fall sports tryouts & practices for HS start.

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In reply to: arryl
Wed, 06-02-2010 - 1:51pm

Kayleigh does not love unstructured time and summer vacation is too long for her.

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In reply to: arryl
Wed, 06-02-2010 - 6:12pm
Usually he spends the summers with my parents. He would go to a few day camps and they would go on trips etc. last summer, one of my brothers took him camping, and to Quebec and my other brother took him Scuba diving and he got his certification. This summer, he wants to stay home for July, but he doesn't want to go to any summer camps. I am teaching a class in July so I can't drive him everywhere he wants to go and since I refuse to let him stay home by himself because he will just sit in front the computer all day. Soooo, I have no idea what is going to happen. I'll probably just send him to my mom's, regardless.
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