Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer is here!

This is our first week of summer and our first week of "Secret Agent Summer Missions."  Ken came up with a great idea for the summer - give the boys journals and give them a new "mission" every day.  The intent is to make missions that involve reading, writing, math, science, art, etc, etc.  A fun way to keep up their school skills.  I think it's a fantastic idea, but I'm a little concerned it may become a lot of work to maintain.  We'll see how long it lasts ... don't judge me if it doesn't last more than a few days!  At least we tried to make learning fun this summer!  :-)

So the first assignment was to simply come up with an Agent name and design a cover for their books.  Jaden chose the name "Agent J."  Can you guess what Nicholas chose??  Yes, "Agent N."  I believe the inspiration came from Agent P in the Phineas and Ferb book we just finished reading. 

Ken made up this story about how they were selected by the president to enter training for top secret agents and they ate it up!!  They were so excited to be secret agents, they watched secret agent videos on youtube and then we designed a laser beam obstacle training course down the hallway.  They had a blast making the lasers with yarn and then trying to crawl through it.  Hilarious!!  You should see me and Ken try to navigate through the web of lasers to put the boys to bed at night!!


Day two, they had to learn how to make and read maps.  We gave them a little treasure that they could hide and then they had to draw maps for each other to find the treasure.  Great creativity!

Tomorrow is day three and their mission is to find things around the house that start with each letter of the alphabet and take a picture.  They love any excuse to take pictures, so I'm sure it will be a hit!

Three more days until we leave for America ...

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