Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Vacation's over

Today is the last day of our 10 day break. I've started psyching the children for school tomorrow. I always worry about us getting out of habits. We'll see how tomorrow goes. It doesn't help that Shira and I are having allergy testing tomorrow morning at around 10. We're scheduled to be at the allergists for 3+ hours. I'm trying to work out how to keep the children entertained and QUIET for that length of time. My reading voice had better be in good nick.

We're going to FL in two weeks time but I've decided to keep doing school. While we're doing our four days driving we will listen to D'Aulaire's Greek Myths and Story of the World, plus I'll do mental arithmetic with the kids. I"ll also set them a reading goal. While we're in FL, we'll do 2 hours or so of school every day before we go to the pool to soak up the sun.

I haven't told them yet, but we're going to do a tour of the Everglades. I've never been on one of those airboats and can't wait.


Kim said...

The kids have already asked me if they have to do school in FL. They each have new books I got them for Christmas to read on the plane, plus they'll be journaling the entire trip. We do lots of mental math, too. It bugs me to no end when I see high school and college students who can't do arithmetic in their heads.

Do you think we might see you in FL?

Jennifer said...

Happy New Year. I found your blog from the twins list. I love reading your enteries. I plan to go back and read some more, maybe at nap time. :)
Hope you have a GREAT time in FL...can't wait to hear about your trip to the Everglades, that sounds so fun and interesting!!
Hope you had luck at the allergist and with starting up with school again!
hugs, Jenn

Shez said...

Kim, I need to write a post about cashiers and mental math. I get so irritated when they can't work out change and then look at me like I am some sort of freak because tell them what it should be. My worst moment was when I asked a bank teller for an assortment of note. she was totally flummoxed. I was so irritated.

I'm trying to arrange details of our trip. will let you know what happens. we're not going to WDW, but perhaps we can meet you for coffee as we pass by.

Jenn, how's the GFCF diet going?

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Stopping by to wish you the best of luck in our Blog 365 adventure!

Shez said...

Thanks. Same to you.

Lostcheerio said...

AHEM. More blog posts please.


PS It would be good to change the title of your blog to match your URL, or vice versa. One is homeschooled, one is homeschooling, etc.