I read an article once that said one of the ways to make an upcoming vacation better is to enjoy the anticipation. With the kids getting older and better able to conceptualize time, we told them not long after we made our plans in the spring about the summer vacation. The first few weeks of the summer curriculum have been focused on subjects that have helped us get excited, too - the Presidents on Mt. Rushmore, books about the western states we'll be visiting.
The journaling topics helped them both use their imaginations, too. One of the recent journaling topics was:
"What do you most hope we'll see on our trip?"
|John's illustrated answer|