Greetings Covenant Lions!
Summer is in full swing. I hope you are delighting in these long warm da
ys of sun, sand, friends, and fun. Summer is one of my favorite seasons. It is a time to relax, re-energize, and ponder. It is a time to slow down and focus on our loved ones and all the blessings God has given us.
One delightful aspect of summer is that it allows us to reflect on th
e beauty that is all around us. God has given us such a beautiful place to call home. From the bright and colorful blooms on the crape myrtle trees to the crystal blue water on the sandy white beaches, there is beauty everywhere we look.
One goal of a classical Christian education is to instill a love of learning in each of our students. This is something we work hard to do throughout the school year. Our students are given ample opportunities to read great books and watch those books come to life through numerous culminating activities. The summer season is another wonderful opportunity to instill a sense of wonder and awe in God’s creation and in the Lord Himself.
Let us use this beautiful season to point our children to the joy and whimsy that learning can provide. Take time as a family to read and discuss great books. Ask your children questions about what they see and then take a trip to the library to pick out books on that topic. Children can write and act out stories based on the books they are reading. Explore a cookbook of summer recipes and spend some time in the kitchen together. The kitchen is a great place to see math in action. Have your children double a recipe and dis
cuss measurements as you cook together.
Remember to check out our list of books for summer reading. Each class in second grade and up will have one required book to read. Teachers will discuss and create activities surrounding this book in the first week of school.
Have a wonderful summer. Make beautiful memories. We cannot wait to hear all about them when we begin school again in the fall.
“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” — L.M. Montgomery