Monday, June 09, 2008

Studying in the heat

In light of prices for EVERYthing going through the roof, we've been trying not to turn on the AC.

As a result, our living room reached 96 degrees one day last week. I felt like we'd been transported back to the Dominican Republic. Yesterday we went for a four mile walk with Alden's Sensei and went to a bookstore afterwards just to cool down before coming home.

Today I decided we needed to work at a cooler 85, since we are doing school and it is hard to concentrate when sweat is dripping on the paperwork. So, we turned on the AC and then discovered it is leaking under the carpet. So, we turned it back off.

But, the kids still had a productive day. Alden made a store, with products alphabetized on every shelf. He would not let me pay with a credit card, so we ended up doing quite a bit of math. He did let Sarah pay with a check, though, as long as she showed id.

Sarah finished up her mini report on clipper ships - including a nice painting of an early clipper.

And Zion, well, Zion stayed busy as only Zion can. She drew faces on paper plates and took over a few shelves at Alden's Grocery Store.


Anonymous said...

Ha! You and yours amaze me. You are more than capable of meeting the challenge of home-schooling. And how about you and the GRE? Hmmm? You can do it! Sorry I've been out of touch, weird week. Let's walk and / or talk soon! allison

Heidi Mehltretter said...

Yeah, well, the GRE is HARD. I have rapidly lost motivation, I must admit.

Anonymous said...

Does Alden take coupons?

Bradshaws said...

How awesome are you all??!! I LOVE the store, and Saras pic is great! So, you are summer schooling at home? Way to go! We had graduation today, and Ive got to get my footing if Im going to test out summer school. Ive never even seen someone do it, so Im still over whelmed....
Is Alden reading yet? I guess thats my struggle. Meya still cant read, how on Earth can I homeschool? She will need every minute of my attention all day long, that just cant work :-( I will have to read her every word of the work. Not just the directions, but the whole thing, while sitting with her the whole time. Am I missing some trick to doing this?...
Am I getting annoying yet, Ive brought up this subject some 100 times, still searching for answers!!
Maybe Im just slow!! :-)