Now this is a much better choice for my sanity during summer break. We now have a routine! We get up in the morning and have breakfast, then we start on some schoolwork. Yes, I'm one of those mean moms who makes their kids do schoolwork during summer break. I just don't want their brains to turn to jell-o in the next 10 weeks. (Actually it's really so I can have 20 minutes to stalk all my friends' blogs, but shhhhh don't tell my kids!)
After that they do their chores, read books or watch a little TV. Then it's time for lunch and quiet time, then they can play the rest of the day! If you're interested the books I use are called Summer Bridge Activities. I bought mine on eBay (I know . . shocking) but you can also purchase them from amazon.com or at the teacher supply store in Kennewick.