So every summer I start out having all these great ideas. Come the end of the summer and we're way off the mark with most of them. Not that we are lazy; far from it, with work and summer camps and sports and family stuff. But somehow I end up with a pile of to-do's that we never even touched.
I try to be "reasonable" and cut the amount of work, but that doesn't seem to change the result.
Do you have a specific daily work plan at the beginning of the summer that you follow? If so, what does it look like? Do your kids do it without a hassle?
Especially interested in experience with kids around 10yo. I found it a lot easier to get things done when my kids were younger.
My main goal is to end the summer more or less where my kids are supposed to be at the end of 5th, if their teachers would have finished their textbooks and if they had actually learned and retained the stuff. That, plus some summer reading. It doesn't sound super ambitious, but because one of my kids is behind, it will require daily work.
Also - do you have a favorite "summer bridge" workbook? This summer I ordered a couple different ones. I received the one from Brain Quest, which seems pretty good, and will probably have my youngest use that while my eldest does more mundane Kumon workbooks.