Another thing that has been occupying my thoughts is the trip we’re planning to Texas in a week or so. I’ve been using mileage calculators, estimated gas prices per city, menu planners to gauge how much money we’ll need for food, and online trip planners. This trip is going to cost me more than I had previously figured. Gas mileage is not my vehicle’s best feature, to say the least. Of course, factoring in the food and groceries needed to keep the natives happy in the back seat is also not as cheap as it used to be. I’ve been trying to imagine going without a trip to the grocery store for two weeks to eek out enough change to fill the tank up. We may have to get reeeeal creative with our menu at home until NEXT Wednesday. Maybe our Unit Study should be on “Living Through the Great Depression”. I could make them stand in a line at the “Soup Kitchen” and put them to work scrubbing floors by hand (hey, not a bad idea!).
Anyway… Since I’m up past my bedtime tonight (although my clothes ARE laid out for tomorrow and my sink is shining), I thought I would share with you the plans we have written down for tomorrow (even though I know it is impossible to get to all of them):
Prayer – Write in Prayer Journals, Pray as a Family
Chores – Beds, Bath, Dressed, Clothes & Shoes, Room Picked up, Help with Kitchen & Laundry, Pet Care (Feed and Sweep Cat Litter), Keep School Supplies/Toys picked up, Any additional chores assigned
Science – Watch Video on Volcanoes Kaden picked out at Library last week, FINALLY HANG THE DRATTED SOLAR SYSTEM ON THE DRATTED WALL (*Geeeesh!*)
Math – A Beka Math Workbook Pages and Test/Speed Drill, Kaden to draw Times Table, Morgan to do $ Money Worksheets
Geography – Review South American Countries/Flags/Capitals, Color South American Print-Out, Listen one more time to South American Jingles (Visualize World Geography)
Reading – Read a few Library Books and Season Related Poems per KONOS Unit, Go drop books at Library and see if they have “The Secret Garden” to start as a Family Read-Aloud
KONOS ACTIVITIES – 7 Activities per KONOS Seasons Unit (too much to type, sorry!)
PE – Walk with Daddy in the Morning or Walk to Store with Mommy (*Note to self: Call gym about sign-up dates for May Swim lessons)
Art/Crafts – Finish Rock Painting or Llama (don’t laugh… my self-esteem can’t take it)
Typing – Mavis Beacon lesson/game on computer (both kids)
Language/Writing – Make a chart of the names of the days of the week in Latin, Greek, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, French, English and Spanish… Write a Thank You letter to Aunt Christi and a pen-pal letter to her boys… Write a letter to Papa B., Sing days of the week in Spanish (and months), 1 Grammar worksheet from generic workbook from Sam’s Club
Vocabulary/Spelling – Learn next section (sect. 2) words of Season Unit – write words and look up definitions/write them off of dictionary.com
Sorry for drooling my thoughts out on the screen tonight. I’ll try to be more professional tomorrow when I’ve had some sleep and finished off a SUCCESSFUL day at homeschool! Have a great night and I’ll “chat” with you tomorrow.