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How to Survive an Icky Day


What do you do when everybody wakes up with minor ailments and just feels icky (it's that time of year)? You declare it a Couch School Day!


We stayed in our pjs and robes all day, bundled up in blankets, and did school on the couch (and in the comfy chair).


We started our day watching a claymation movie called "The Adventures of Mark Twain" on Netflix since we were studying Missouri today.


That led to a discussion about Halley's Comet, so we watched some videos on Youtube. Pretty cool.

After doing our Missouri notebooking page and watching "The States" on dvd, we grabbed all of our regular worksheets and got to work (math, spelling, cursive handwriting, and grammar). We finished up a module in science on the computer and wrote some problem/solution paragraphs.


Finally, we snuggled up and read out of Henry and Beezus and then read out of our own books.

We sipped hot tea and rested and by the end of the day we were all feeling a bit better. We put in a full day of schoolwork, we just relaxed while doing it.

Homeschooling Rocks!



(And can I just say how thankful I am to not be sending my kiddos into the cesspool of sickness at the public school? There is a wicked stomach flu going around, lots of nasty coughs, sinus infections, and the like. We have been limited to just some scratchy throats and minor headaches that extra rest and hot tea fix in a flash.)

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  1. I love days like this. Not that I love the "icky"-ness but the flexibility to listen to our own bodies and go with the flow. ;)

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