School is officially out for the summer. In fact, the last day of school was over a week ago and I’m just finally getting my act together here. The kids had a great year in 5th grade, 1st grade and kindergarten respectively.
The morning of the first day of school:
And the morning of the last day of school:
Apparently in addition to adding a fifth child we also added some spunk!
I’m still finishing up my plans for the kids’ “summer school” session in the kitchen. We’re starting with lunches this week. Each of the kids will have a day that they are responsible for getting lunch together for everyone. (Well, I might have to help Jill a bit…)
Here’s our simple plan. We’re definitely starting with the basics to get some good momentum going, then we’ll work up from there.
- Isabelle (11) – Tuna pasta salad, Watermelon
- Alex (6, almost 7!) – Peanut butter and jelly, Sliced strawberries
- Olivia (6) – Ham and cheese sandwiches, Salad
- Gracie (4) – Cheese and crackers, Grapes, Baby carrots with Ranch
I recently asked about getting kids involved in the kitchen at the Ebates.com blog, Savvy Living Community. I’d love for you to click over and weigh in with your thoughts.
Also, is anyone interested in joining us with some kitchen-based summer school? Leave a comment and let me know. I’d love some company!