Summer School

Second grade is officially over. 

You are doing your first lesson of Rosetta Stone Spanish, Homeschool edition. 
You did do the first disk of this five disk set when you were about 5. I wanted you to get a little taste of it early, but it was a little much to do a whole year of at the time. 
This summer you will begin the lessons, and we will carry through into your third grade school year in the fall. It's a great program. I love the added audio disks for the car, and the printable workbook and additional worksheets. So fun! 

You are also going to be doing a "Sims Summer Challenge" I wrote for you. The Sims can teach you so much about money and time management, family and social dynamics, practicality, careers, and more. And it's the funnest game on the planet, in my opinion. You have been playing it for a couple years, so you are familiar enough with all the ins and outs of it. I think it will be so fun:

Sims Summer Challenges

1.   Create one or two adult Sims to live in a household.
A male and female Sim must be married to live in the same household.

2.   Find and purchase an affordable empty lot for their home.

3.   Budgeting for necessary appliances and furniture, build a small home. (You may add on to the size of the home and purchase belongings as the Sims earn money working.)

4.   Introduce your Sims to their new home.
Order them a pizza to celebrate.
Maintain their healthy status.
Keep the house clean.

5.   Find one or both Sims a job. (one Sim must have a job at all times. If you chose to keep a Sim at home, they are to be responsible for cleaning and maintaining the property.)
Maintain your Sims’ health and good job status each day for two weeks.

6.   Earn enough money to purchase additions and belonging for the home until it is to your satisfaction.
Maintain home and healthy status of Sims.

7.   Congratulations! You have earned the right to adopt a pet!
Maintain healthy status for your Sims and their new pet for two weeks.
Maintain good job status for any Sim with a job (remember, at least one Sim must keep a job at all times).
Maintain a clean and working home.

8.   Prepare your Sims’ home for a baby. Make any home remodeling, add-ons, changes, and purchases the Sims may need to house their growing child.

9.   If both of your Sims have jobs, chose one Sim to keep their job and one Sim to quit their job and stay home with the new baby. This Sim may return to work when the baby is old enough to attend school.

10. Adopt a baby!
Maintain everyone’s healthy status (including your pet) as best as you can while keeping the baby happy.
Maintain one Sim’s job status.
Maintain property.

We picked up so great books at Barnes for Math and learning cursive this summer, too. I think the fun stuff we have will keep you learning and sharp without making you feel like your doing "school" still. 

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