Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Home Visit

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I have a day full of lovely things to do, here at home. I will listen to a sermon on CD, while I clean and polish my kitchen. I will come up with an idea for supper and bake a cake.

Yesterday, I laid out all the children's school work on the table. I love to see piles and piles of books for them to work with! We also worked on our treasure boxes. John (13) sat, for quite some time, looking through the Bible to find just the right verse to write on an index card. I thought it would be fun to add a "vocabulary" card. So they have to look in the 1838 Webster's Dictionary and find one new word each day.

Amy (15) is reading about Normandy. She is also doing her workbooks and reading the McGuffey books. Each day I write some math problems on two of the little chalkboards in our living room. One for Amy and one for John. They can work the problems anytime they like, throughout the day.

I think I will have a cleaning contest today... I tell the children to clean their rooms spotless by a certain time. If it is neat and nicely decorated and arranged, they will win a little prize money. They both have a chance to win, so that no one feels left out. We will be home all day, so this is the perfect time for such a contest!

I also have some chore cards for them to work on. They are such fast workers! I love when we all work together to get the house in order because it makes our breaks (or rest) much sweeter.

I got up late this morning, so I better hurry and get the day started.  If you have a little time, I'd love to hear your plans for today!

Mrs. White

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Mrs. Stam said...

I love reading how busy at home you are, Blessing

The Momma Chronicles said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful day ahead of you.

The children and I are going out to the farm to visit the cousins, then we'll come home and get some school done. We'll make the house spiff before Daddy comes home. I think we'll have chili and cornbread for dinner tonight.

Enjoy your day!

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

I love reading your posts. They are so inspirational! Hope you all have a great day today!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mrs. White!
I have not been here for a visit in awhile. I would love to come spend a day at your house it sounds so peaceful! As you know I have three little ones and I feel like I am on a hamster wheel going round and round until my husband comes home. 12 weeks and counting!
Blessings my friend,
Sarah L.
P.S. it sounds like you had a great trip last week!

Cheryl Pitt said...

Great post, it takes the sting out of cleaning :) Thanks for being my Vermont reader!