The summer vacation should be fun, but there needs to be “summer homework” also. Teach your children the importance of developing good study habits.

A summer Homework Photo

You may have noticed I did not post for the last few weeks. For the last two months, I have been studying very hard to pass the PMP (Project Management Professional) exam – 4 hours, 200 questions and I am happy to say I passed the exam last week. My daughters knew I was preparing for this exam and that I had to stay focused and make the time to study. I needed to limit “extracurricular” activities/events so I could complete this goal. I told my girls, “If you work hard, you can play hard.”

While I want my daughters to have fun this summer, I also want to make sure they continue to practice and build upon what they learned this past school year. We have daily “summer homework” which consists of the following:

>> Writing – Daily Journal question (For example, “What have you learned about soccer from watching the World Cup?”; “What are your favorite activities over the summer?”; “Why do you love your puppies?”

>> Math – 4 pages (I am using all of the leftover math sheets they had in their school workbooks)

>> Reading – Few chapters (Joined the Library Summer Reading Club)

>> Piano – Practice 3 to 5 times/week

They don’t seem to mind the “summer homework” because they know once it is complete, there is some fun in store for them also. Learning is a life-long process; it does not take a break over the summer. They are already working hard and playing hard. We hope to keep the momentum going throughout the entire summer 🙂

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4 thoughts on “The summer vacation should be fun, but there needs to be “summer homework” also. Teach your children the importance of developing good study habits.

  1. Dearest Birgitta congratulations!! We hope celebrate the PMP exam once we come, we will arrive August 2nd and leave on the 9th, hope to see you, miss you a lot!!

  2. Congratulations Birgitta! That’s a great accomplishment!
    You’re a wonderful role model for your girls 🙂

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