Gearing up for Summer Fun!

School’s almost out for summer.

That means Summer Camp is just around the corner. At Goodman Community Center, we offer a 10 week program of summer fun. Biking, field trips, insect adventures, arts and crafts, swimming, fishing and hiking are just a few of the activities available to kids.

The best part of summer is that I get more time to do activities with kids. We can take bike rides to the Capitol. We can plant bug traps and explore insects at our leisure.  We can  go swimming and be lazy and just stare at clouds. We can make gimp key  chains and sand art and other classic summer crafts.

As I kid, I loved doing these things and I still fondly remember hanging out at the local park playing wink and making gimp necklaces with the recreation staff.

As a teacher, I get to give kids these memories.

I can’t think of anything that’s better than that and I look forward to sharing my triumphs and challenges here with you.

Are you excited or scared about summer?  What do you do with your kids?  What works? what doesn’t?   Remember it’s a short season, so have fun!

Diane Schwartz is a K-5 teacher at the Goodman Community Center in Madison, WI. She leads hiking, skiing and biking adventures. She also sells bubble wands. For a free 11-page Bubble Activity Guide,  just go to the home page and subscribe to this blog.


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