In our homeschool this week ... Nothing in the form of school happened this week. We were determined to make our vacation one of FUN! (However, you can't go to the St. Louis Arch, Grant's Farm, the zoo, and other places without learning. Shhhh ... don't tell the kids.)
I am inspired by ... things in the oddest places. On Monday I was in Dollar Tree looking for small gifts for the "vacation fairy" to leave the kids in their seats when we stop for potty breaks. In the book aisle were some U.S. Maps coloring books. They were so cool, and for only $1! I picked up one for Eli and Brynne to use over the next few years as we continue to do U.S. States studies. It was my Favorite Resource this week.
Places we're going and people we're seeing ... as many fun things in St. Louis as possible!
Questions/thoughts I have ... If Dawson is working at the car wash during school, can I count that as a Life Skills class elective? (or would you call it something else?) During the winter months, he will man the car wash. And during slow times he will just be in the office, where he can do his independent school work. I think the "working" could count as an elective.
I'm reading ... Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carnarvon, Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach (THIS is a great book!)
I'm cooking ... well, actually, I am doing some cooking at the hotel. We are staying in a Staybridge with a full kitchen. We are saving money by eating free continental breakfast, having sandwiches for lunch, and making easy dinners. We will be going out to dinner tomorrow night, though.
I'm grateful for ... opportunities to get away and spend time with my family. I am having so many of those experiences this summer ... first with my sister for a weeend, then alone with my husband for a weekend, then my family this week. In July I will top it off with a trip to Portland to see my brother and sister-in-law.
I'm praying for ... a woman I admire very much who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer.
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**********This is what Crusoe is busy doing while we are out having fun in St. Louis.**********
I am also linking up at Weekly Wrap-up with Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.