Hey CDA Family! Although I haven't see you guys in a while, I've been thinking of you and hoping you are having a great summer! Kids, I encourage you to take it easy this month to build up stamina for another full year of academic stamina ahead! This doesn't mean "do nothing" mentality. Balance in some learning time before rewarding some electronic time. No one can really control you into making these better decisions, especially as you get older. So it's really just up to us to reap and sow with choice. I tell my kids you will feel so grateful and accomplished having done some academics before rewarding yourself with let's say, electronics. This idea of "delayed gratification" is really an amazing concept to developing confident, accomplished adults.
So how much learning in the summer? I have my kids do about 1 hour to 1.5 hours of education everyday. This is approximately 3, 30 minute blocks dedicated to 1. Handwriting, 2. Reading, and 3. Math. I usually break them up as one before breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
As always, feel free to reach out to me if you need anything. I have limited hours for private tutoring and life coaching this month. I highly recommend joining my second summer program beginning the week of July 26th to get your minds in gear before school starts. These second programs are dedicated more to getting you ahead for your next courses. Remember, it's about working smarter, not harder. A little more effort and planning ahead of time can drastically reduce your stress and in turn, increase confidence and performance.
Luvu guys, stay safe and SEIZE THE DAY!